thing 9: Scholarship as Conversation

Recommended Readings, Resources, and Examples

Carroll, A. J., & Dasler, R. (2015). “Scholarship is a Conversation”: Discourse, Attribution, and Twitter’s Role in Information Literacy Instruction.

Choose Your Own Adventure Activity

Select one of the following activities to complete:

  1. Locate an example of an article or lesson plan that describes an approach to teaching using the frame Scholarship is a Conversation. In a comment, post a link to the article or lesson plan (or a citation if paywalled) along with a short summary of what you read. How could you adapt or build upon this approach at your own institution?
  2. Drawing inspiration from one of the recommended readings, draft your own lesson plan related to the frame Scholarship is a Conversation. Upload your lesson plan to Project CORA and/or the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox, and post a link to it here.

One comment

  1. This exercise in the Sandbox – Citation: A (very) Brief Introduction, contributed by Jesse Lopez from North Carolina State University, succinctly explains the need to cite sources:

    After watching this video, I would have students view these two videos:

    Scholarship as Conversation by WVU Libraries


    Scholarship is a Conversation by Daniel Chesney

    and discuss what they mean to them – did they realize that their research could contribute to the scholarly conversation?

    Regarding the reading – Since most of our students have used Twitter, or have knowledge about the tweets being generated in the last few months, they should be made aware of what is actually happening when something is retweeted. By making the comparison of retweeting with citing sources, I think this exercise would be an eye-opener for many of our students. The example from Borrowing Sam would help them to understand the need for referencing the source of any information generated.



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