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6-Traits Resources: Voice and Research Writing

6-Traits Resources: Voice and Research Writing | Current Updates | Scoop.it

There is an expected research paper voice and while the mode is driven by organization, voice still plays a part in this form of writing.

I'd describe the desired voice in this mode as; authoritative. Other descriptors would be strong, confident, and understanding. Lovitts 2007 p 36


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 14, 2013 10:39 PM

While the voice of a research report is more constrained, it's there. By helping your students learn to recognize voice you clarify the intent of the writing and help build the concept.


reference:

Lovitts, B. E. 2007 Making the implicit explicit: creating performance expectations for the dissertation. Virginia, Stylus Publishing

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Good for librarians and teachers....

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Research Publication January 17, 201 Information Literacy Competency Standards for Students: A Measure of the Effectiveness of Information Literacy Initiatives in Higher Education

Research Publication January 17, 201  Information Literacy Competency Standards for Students: A Measure of the Effectiveness of Information Literacy Initiatives in Higher Education | Current Updates | Scoop.it

No Simple Solution for Improving Students’ Research and Critical Evaluation Skills


The ability to locate, evaluate and accurately utilize complex information, often referred to as information literacy, is a critical skill for success in school, work and life. A new study by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) recommends colleges and universities implement institutional information literacy strategies to help students develop these skills. While the study examined several different models for teaching information literacy, on their own none proved significantly advantageous, and the authors suggest multiple approaches may be required.


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International Media and Information Literacy Survey (IMILS)

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The report PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY SURVEY (IMILS) OF THE HABITS AND PRACTICES OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WHEN UNDERTAKING RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS


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Lourense Das's curator insight, December 19, 2012 4:29 PM
On Literacy Survey (IMILS) of the habits and practices of university students when undertaking research assignments

 

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This site includes the background for the survey as well as all questions from the survey.  Reports is in pdf format and can be downloaded for free. 

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

100 Search Engines For Academic Research | Current Updates | Scoop.it

100 Search Engines For Academic Research.. .Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for.


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Its wonderful list . Thanks for sharing it. I wasn't aware of such a big list till now.
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The CRAP test in action - Guide for Student Research (Portland State)

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The CRAP test: Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/ Point of view is a simple and memorable way to help students evaluate sources for their research. This page from the Portland State University Library has two short videos that demonstrate the CRAP test being used to evaluate websites and articles. 

 

Here's a PDF overview of the CRAP test, with a list of questions to ask about the source to evaluate it: http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/central/Soc/crap.pdf


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School Libraries Count! | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

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AASL's National Longitudinal Survey of School Library Programs

 

AASL sponsors a longitudinal survey to provide data on the health of the nation's school library programs. The annual survey is open to library centers at all schools teaching at the primary and secondary levels.

 

Full report and executive summary available in pdf. 


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Vol 24 No 1 (2012): The potential of a game based learning approach to improve learner outcomes (HTML) | Diigo

Vol 24 No 1 (2012): The potential of a game based learning approach to improve learner outcomes (HTML) | Diigo | Current Updates | Scoop.it

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Whilst some critics may argue that games have no place in the classroom, in this article I argue that student achievement can benefit from building on the technology skill of the young people, allowing them to address real-life challenges within the safety of the virtual worlds of games. The young people of today play video games for entertainment and relaxation, and they are skillful at manipulating the virtual worlds that they inhabit during the games. Examples from classroom research illustrate how the use of video games in teaching and learning has the potential to change the way that we teach and improve the learning outcomes for the students by enabling them to experience real life examples. Teachers can harness these experiences and interests to engage and motivate students by taking advantage of the dynamic and interactive features of these digital games, thus enabling engagement in learning activities. This article highlights some of the issues and challenges facing teachers considering the use of game based learning in their classroom.


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The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools

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If helping your students write papers is a part of your school day, you probably already know that there are enough issues to focus on without having to spend a lot of time teaching your students how to build a bibliography and correctly cite their sources. Your time is likely better spent helping create a focused, concise piece of work that uses excellent grammar and sentence structure.

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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Current Updates | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age...

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Web 2.0 Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected 10 annotation and bookmarking tools

 

 


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Chanelle Savich's curator insight, January 29, 2013 3:46 AM

Thorough guide with step by step installation instructions as well as information about what differentiates each tool from the others. 

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Visit me also at scoop.it http://www.scoop.it/t/english-language-and-literature-for-native-portuguese-language .Thanks, Paulo Faria.
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Web 2.0, Annotation and Bookmarking tools

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iNACOL K-12 Online Learning Research Database

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The iNACOL K-12 Online and Blended Learning Research Database Project was created to be a central location for references to the growing body of research in the field of K-12 online and blended learning. We invite you to participate in the creation and evolution of this database. Search for reference entries or create an account in order to submit references for inclusion in the database.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 2, 2013 5:46 PM

This database is deep, and continues to grow.  An essential resource for k-12 research about online and blended learning. 

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Student Research Inspired Art Gallery

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This fall, The Unquiet Library has hosted a unique art installation inspired by student research this past spring.  Some of you may remember Teagan from this past winter and her unique approach to ...

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Why Teachers Worry About Students’ Online Research Skills

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Survey shows teachers are concerned about students’ ability to find credible information online.


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24 ways: Responsive Responsive Design

Research around responsive performance, discovered that 86% of the responsive sites he tested were either the same size or larger on the small screen as they were on the desktop.


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What 4,500 Professors and Administrators Think About Online Learning

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What do professors and administrators really think about online education?

 

Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group asked more than 4,500 of them. Here are three important takeaways from their survey.


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5 videos on connected learning from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub [VIDEOS] | Dangerously Irrelevant

5 videos on connected learning from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub [VIDEOS] | Dangerously Irrelevant | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Here are four very powerful videos from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub that are guaranteed to make you think hard about learning,...

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How alternative storytelling can help impact project evaluation

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Using digital technology to tell stories can help charities with impact assessment, says Kieron Kirkland...

 

Using stories to evaluate results? Quantitatively??!! You bet!!

Here is a fabulous article after my quantitative heart.

 

The author Kieron Kirkland talks about how the organization, Nominet Trust, worked with the org story company Cognitive Edge to capture stories and then have the story authors rank what their stories are about on a scale.

 

Once the story was captured, there were several types of scales the storytellers ranked their stories on -- generating big data!

 

See -- storytelling and evaluation can be done effectively if constructed properly.

 

This article goes hand-in-hand with newer qualitative evaluation processes for arts-based techniques (like storytelling) talked about in one of my favorite books, Method Meets Art; Arts-Based Research Practice by Patricia Leavy (2009).

 

If you struggle to connect stories about your projects to quantifiable results, then run to read this article. 

 

Having helped organizations articulate measures so they can see progress, the first critical area to tackle are which measures are going to be used that are the most meaningful, given the project's objectives. 

 

This article will give you several ideas for how to get started.

 

Enjoy!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Consumers Hungry for Brand Stories

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"An October 2012 survey by Edelman Berland and Adobe found that American consumers are looking for deeper brand engagement than banner ads and social media “like” buttons. 73% of the 1000 adults surveyed agreed with the statement, “Advertisements should tell a unique story, not just try to sell.”

 

Well, there can be no argument now about the case for business storytelling! At least as far as branding and marketing is concerned.

 

Enjoy the chart this research shows. I know I'll be using this in my work with clients!

 

Thanks to fellow curator Gregg Morris @greggvm and his Story and Narrative Scoop.it curation for finding this and sharing :)

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Jim Signorelli,Story-Lab's comment, October 31, 2012 5:04 PM
thanks Gregg, great find!