The Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the Instruction Section of ACRL is pleased to announce that a new Site of the Month interview has been posted to our committee website.
October 2019 PRIMO Site of the Month: Reading Scholarly Articles. Interview with creators Amanda Nichols Hess and Joanna Thielen and interviewed by Rachel M. Cooke.
A description of the project has been provided by the creators:
“Reading Scholarly Articles is a three-lesson, freestanding e-learning course that students can enroll in to learn more about effectively understanding peer-reviewed articles. The lessons provide chunked information with formative assessment opportunities throughout so that students can check their understanding about the concepts addressed. Students can select from a number of discipline-specific articles and formative assessment options so that they can get hands-on, practical experience in their subject area. The outcomes for this e-learning resource are that, upon completion, students should be able to:
- Describe the kinds of information they will find in scholarly and popular articles, and identify the differences between these kinds of resources;
- Identify the sections of a scholarly article as well as the kinds of information they can expect to find in each section; and
- Explain strategies to read scholarly articles meaningfully and intentionally, and pick out the strategies that will be most useful as they read scholarly articles in their discipline.
Once students have worked through the three lessons, in order, they can take a quiz to test their knowledge; a score of at least 80% earns the Reading Scholarly Articles badge, which is a static credential of completion.”
The full interview is available here.
See the archive for previous Site of the Month interviews.