Information Seeking Models
How does one search for information? Several models of information seeking exist. Students self-identify their own information seeking behavior, and align it with information seeking models. This activity can also help students search for information more effectively.
Do a quick-write on information literacy and research. Drawing upon your own knowledge, 1) define "information literacy" and 2) describe how you do research. 3) What's your typical research style, using a water analogy: surf the surface, do broadstrokes, or dive deep? (NOTE: J. Heinstrom wrote "Fast surfing, broad scanning and deep diving; The influence of personality and study approach on students' information-seeking behavior" in the Journal of Documentation, vol. 61, no. 2 (2005): p. 228-247.) Share your reflection.
Compare your research process to one of the information literacy/research process models (http://searchuserinterfaces.com/book/sui_ch3_models_of_information_seeking.html). Share your comparison as a REPLY to your reflection, noting how the model impacts your information seeking behavior and research skills.
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- Academic Support Services / ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Literacy / Searching and Evaluating Information
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2 essays: 1) defining information literacy, and describing personal research style; 2) aligning personal information seeking style and information seeking modes, noting ways to improve own information seeking behavior
Information seeking behaviors
1. Define information seeking behavior.
2. Describe information seeking models.
3. Align personal information seeking behavior and information seeking models.
Clarity and thoroughness of essays;
Clarity, accuracy and thoroughness of alignment of personal information seeking style and information seeking model;
Clarity, appropriateness and feasibility of strategies for improving personal information seeking behaviors.