Provide an abstract or item record with abstract for the learner to read. Have the learner answer specific questions about the information provided in the abstract such as what is the author's main argument? or what was the methodology used in the research? Provide meaningful feedback.
Give the learner a series of evaluative annotations. For each annotation ask the student to check off what important elements are included in the annotation from the following list: summary of content; relevance to research topic; and authority of the source.
Give the student website to evaluate by having the learner click on a screen shot or computer screen to open up a webpage in a new window. Ask the learner to look at the page and then answer question about the website like who is the publisher? or what is the purpose of this website? Provide meaningful feedback on the answers given.
Provide the learner with a research question and ask them to choose among three websites which website would be the best one to use for their research project. Ask the learner to answer why they chose that website with multiple choice answers, fill in the blank, or a checklist. Provide meaningful feedback on these answers.
Provide the learner with a sample resource like a blog, webpage or book title page. Ask the learner pointed questions about the resource like what is the main purpose of this source?, who is the author?, and who is the audience?, etc. Provide meaningful feedback on the answers.
Provide a list of elements that could be included on a website such as date updated, author, images, etc. and an empty website "template" or empty box. Ask the learner to imagine they are creating a website for a new student group and ask them which elements should be included in their website to make it credible. Have the learner drag the elements into the website "template" or box. Provide meaningful feedback on their selections.
Present the learner with two abstracts and ask the student to come up with a thesis statement by combining the two.
Present the learner with two statements and ask them to draw a logical conclusion from the statements and write it in a text box. Then have the learner see their answer in comparison to yours.
Provide two contradictory abstracts and have the learner compare them by answering multiple choice questions, or a drag and drop exercise, about what the main arguments are, the methodology used, the conclusions, etc.
Provide a thesis statement or research question as well as a list of sources. For each source, ask the student if he or she would incorporate that article into a research paper about the thesis statement. Remember to provide quality sources that argue against the thesis statement and provide meaningful feedback on the learner's answers.
Embed a blog, discussion board, wiki or feed for students to discuss the tutorial or leave tips for other students.
Give the learner a thesis statement or research question. Then, give the learner a set of sources and have the him or her choose the sources that best support the argument. Provide meaningful feedback on the learners choices.
Provide the learner with an abstract and a list of sources that support the information in the abstract. Ask the learner to identify what kind of source is missing from the list. Ask the learner how they would find the missing source, what keywords they would use in the search, etc. You can use multiple choice questions or checklists to extract the answers. Provide meaningful feedback.