Information Literacy Instruction for English 110 Courses

The Library partners with English 110 instructors to provide robust learning experiences that support course goals related to engaging with the scholarly conversation and composing digital texts. Librarians work with instructors to develop active and engaging instruction sessions that support research and multimodal assignments.

English 110 Information Literacy Learning Outcomes

These learning outcomes engage with national guidelines for college-level information literacy learning and were designed to support the English 110 course goals. When instructors request library sessions, they are able to consult with librarians about the learning outcomes that best support their students’ current needs for their assignment.

Activity Repository

This collection of activities is designed for English 110 instructors to use in their courses to support all phases of research and multimodal assignments. UD librarians created these activities with an awareness of common needs in English 110 students. Activities map to the Information Literacy Learning Outcomes and can be adapted by instructors.

Support for Multimodal Assignments

The Student Multimedia Design Center provides spaces, equipment, software, and support for students’ multimedia projects. Librarians specializing in multimedia literacy can provide feedback on multimedia assignment design, individual consultations, tours, and multimedia-related class instruction. Class instruction ensures that students are aware of their available resources, know how to find and cite Creative Commons licensed content, and can utilize the appropriate software to complete their multimodal assignment. To get started with scheduling a class, fill out the SMDC Reservation Request form.

Teaching Research in Undergraduate Education (TRUE) Workshop Series

Starting in Spring 2018, the Library and the Composition Program collaborated to offer the TRUE Workshop Series. This program allowed a cohort of instructors to discuss challenges that students face throughout the research process and focus on the ways that English 110 can prepare students for success throughout their undergraduate coursework.

Tutorials and Additional Support

In addition to in-person instruction sessions, we offer online tutorials and other materials to support student learning.

  • English 110 Research Strategies Module: Includes a series of four short videos and quizzes that can be integrated directly into your Canvas course through Canvas Commons.
  • English 110 Research Skills Tutorial: Self-paced tutorial that introduces students to traditional research strategies.
  • English 110 Research Guide: Text-based resource that outlines major skills and concepts within the research process.
  • Research Process Interviews with Arak Winners: A series of video interviews with students featured in the Arak Journal in 2017. These videos were created for E110 instructors to help students get a peer’s perspective on the research process. If you incorporate the videos into your class, please let us know how you used them!

Contact Information

To learn more about your options for integrating information literacy learning into your English 110 courses, contact Lauren Wallis, First Year Experience and Student Success Librarian.

To learn more about options for multimedia-related instruction, contact Amanda McCollom, Multimedia Literacy Coordinator.

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