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Decoding Citations


Decoding Citations

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Helps students understand the elements of a citation, regardless of format.  Includes interactive elements, where students must "click" the right answer to move forward with the module.
Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: May 30, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 11, 2014
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Submitter: Aline Soules
Keywords: citation



Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Module made in Adobe Captivate.  PowerPoints plus Audio, plus interactive click, requiring flash.

Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Kimberly Miller
1 year ago

Kimberly Miller (Librarian)

This would be a good excercise for students who have already been introduced to MLA and APA style citations. The beginning of the tutorial could benefit from some animations, highlighting the different parts of the citation being discussed so the auditory and visual information channels line up.

Avatar for Barbara Bonanni
1 year ago

Barbara Bonanni (Student)

This learning object not only explains the different styles of citations but also explains how you can distinguish between what the citation represents just by looking at the format and knowing what it is referring to:  a book, article, website, etc. 

Avatar for Melissa Pietricola
2 years ago

Melissa Pietricola (Student)

This activity allows students to work at their own pace through the challenging lesson of accurately citing sources. It takes the interesting approach of assessing learning by using citations to determine the type of source used.

Technical Remarks:

One drawback is that students click through the slide show to get to the next element, but when tested one does not want them to click through and avoid the "testing" element. It is easy to figure out how to get around this.

Time spent reviewing site: 25 minutes