Engaging Business Students in Online Research and Critical Thinking through Customized Assignments
This presentation illustrates the information literacy approach for undergraduate, adult and MBA courses at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA. Emphasizing the value of librarian-faculty partnering, the presentation explores techniques for engaging undergraduate and MBA students in using business databases for research and for applying critical thinking skills to assignments. Also discussed is how the assignments are crafted around the ACRL Competency Standards for Higher Education. Included are examples of business research assignments for use in upper division and MBA-level organization theory and strategic management courses and a sample student paper. The lecture was presented at the October 24, 2003 Academic Business Librarians Exchange (ABLE) South/ Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL) program entitled: ?Designing and Assessing Student Business Research Assignments: Strategies for Business Faculty and Librarians.?
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