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Team concludes Spencer-Funded Project with Professional Development Talk at Worthington Local Schools

A project from OSU’s Research Laboratory for Digital Learning Scaffolding Information Literacy Development in Science ended on a high note with the principal investigator, Dr. Vanessa Vongkulluksn, delivering a professional development (PD) session at Worthington City Schools’ Learning Leaders Academy. (more…)

Spencer Foundation Supports Information Literacy Research

Information literacy is crucial for success in schools, and for effective functioning as informed citizens. With increasing availabilities of web 2.0 technologies in the classroom, students need to be able to critically evaluate information to learn effectively. This competency is particularly important in science education since conflicting scientific claims are common in digital spaces. However, there are no clear guidelines for science teachers regarding how information literacy should be taught and integrated into day-to-day science instruction. (more…)