Collaborate: Build Information Literacy Skills with Student Created Lists
Having your students create their own lists, either individually or as part of a group, is a great way to build their information literacy and searching skills.
By granting your students ‘publisher’ access, and allowing them to populate their own lists, you can facilitate deeper engagement with sources and provide a unique opportunity for peer learning.
This activity will test their ability to engage with finding tools like the Library catalogue, and databases to locate books, journal articles, grey literature, blogs and video content relevant to their search topics.
At the end of this task, they will have a published reading list which can be used to formally or informally, assess their research skills.
Another option is to provide an incomplete list and ask your students to recommend additional relevant material. Alternatively, you can create a list containing only the title of the list and have students populate it themselves.
To find out more about this approach, see this example from The University of Liverpool. When they used MyReadingList in this way, lecturers found that the number of resources referenced by students doubled in comparison to when they did not use MyReadingList.
Setting Up Student Created Lists: A Guide for Academics
Setting Up Your Reading List: A Guide for Students