Discovery Exercise – Resource Libraries


Resource library refers to citation management and social bookmarking tools. Citation management and social bookmarking can help organize an unruly resource library. These tools provide an online location to organize and keep your scholarship, research, and other web resources until you need them. These tools also allow individuals and groups to manage resources in flexible ways. Watch the following video or you may optionally read the transcript.

Discovery Exercise

  1. Go to #EmTechWIKI Discover page and select a 21st-century skill, either Lifelong learning or from the 4Cs.
  2. Select an Objective that you would like to achieve.
  3. Choose Resource Libraries from the Category menu.
  4. Select a tool or resource you would like to explore.
  5. Create an account for the Resource Library tool that you selected.
    • Find a few articles on an area that interests you (e.g., journal articles, news articles, websites, etc.).
    • Begin to build a resource library using the tool you selected and add the articles.
  6. Reflect on your experience and write a 1 to 2 paragraph reflection and add it to your ePortfolio. Below are a few questions to consider.
    • How might using a citation management or social bookmarking tool impact your life (e.g., school, work, etc.)?
    • How can this help you stay organized in your career or for course work?
    • How might this help you with collaboration on work with other colleagues or students?
  7. Embed or link your newly created resource library into your portfolio. If you prefer, you can alternativly take a screenshot of your resource library and embed the screenshot into your ePortfolio.
  8. Include a link to the website of the resource library platform that you explored into your ePortfolio reflection.

If you are enrolled in the MOOC, return to the #EmTechMOOC Coursera Discussion Forum to complete the Module you are working on.