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ERIC Number: ED591811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr-13
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Building Information Literacy: Using "sInvestigator" to Evaluate the Credibility of Internet Sources
Galanti, Terrie McLaughlin; Holincheck, Nancy; Tecuci, Georghe; Boicu, Mihai; trefil, James; Marcu, Dorin
AERA Online Paper Repository, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York City, NY, Apr 13-17, 2018)
The interdisciplinary National Science Foundation-funded research project "Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in Science with 'sInvestigator'" supports undergraduate students as they explore scientific topics and problems with the use of an intelligent computer system called "sInvestigator" (science Investigator). The research team will share results from the first year of this three-year project. "sInvestigator" creates a real-time graphical model of evidentiary reasoning based on student data entry and justifications. Preliminary findings indicate that integrating lecture-based instruction with collaborative use of "sInvestigator" to engage students in evidence-based reasoning builds information literacy within the content area. The research team also concluded that "sInvestigator" design principles have the potential to build argumentation skills in other disciplines.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A