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  1. Apr 2018
    1. Many of the students work part time in addition to studying, but despite this often feel under financial constraint: There’s a few fees you’ve got t

      This is not only what I experiences through all levels of college. It is also what I see as a growing reality and the colleges have not adequately adapted to understanding and supporting this reality.

  2. Mar 2018
    1. teaches her students to execute critical thinking no matter where they are doing their online research.

      As part of our info lit sessions, at my employing institution, we teach students that they can possibly utilize the bibliography and build up subject terms from Wikipedia. The caveat is indeed that we are trying to get the to think critically, while doing this - if it isn't appearing anywhere else, it's probably too good to be true.

    1. I place students in authentic situations as much as possible.

      I do this as well for info lit sessions - the students aren't going to retain the information if you don't give them hands on experience using the tools in conjunction with the newly discovered literacy ability.

    2. Moreover, it is worth discussing how to enhance accessibility of students’ digital content. Are they cognizant of using fonts that are easy to read? Are they conscious of accessible color schemes? Do they know to provide alternative text to images?

      There are whole websites devoted to running accessibility tests and yet so few of our websites and content there in is truly accessible. I think of students I know and the complaints they have voiced over struggling to read busy pages, or pages with too sharp a contrast.