Digital Pathways

Details

Suitable for: Further Education adult groups

Available: Monday - Friday

Length: Full day (10-3pm)

Group size: minimum 10, maximum 30

Subject and Key Skills

Online Research, Information Literacy, Critical Thinking and Enquiry Skills for Humanities subjects

Workshop outline

Digital Pathways develops digital research skills through an enquiry-led session.

Participants will begin by developing a research question inspired by an object in the British Library’s collection. By investigating this object, they will be led through a series of research activities all of which will assist in developing their critical thinking, information literacy and enquiry skills. Tasks will include the effective use of search engines, how to assess the reliability of online content, and a discussion on copyright and plagiarism issues. Having undertaken their research, the second part of the day will give students the opportunity to produce an output (for example a film, website or animation) which they feel will most effectively communicate their findings.

The session will take place in the Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre using laptops, an interactive whiteboard and other digital resources.

Please note that, as with all our workshops, we're unable to take groups into the Reading Rooms.

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