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.
  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. Then, choose either option #1 or #2 below.

Option 1: Build a Social Bookmark Library

    • Create an account using a social bookmarking tool that you selected.
    • Explore the site options. Review bookmarks collections created by other users. How are tags used to categorize the referenced websites or resources?
    • Select a topic of interest to you from work, school, etc. Begin to gather a collection of your own bookmarks.
    • Add a reflection to your ePortfolio about how this tool impacts your life (e.g., school, work, etc.).
      • How might you use this to engage with others sharing your same interests?
    • Embed the example you created as an artifact in your ePortfolio.

Option 2: Organize Resources Using a Citation Management System

    • Find a few articles on an area that interests you (e.g., journal articles, news articles, etc.).
    • Begin to build a resource library using the tool you selected and add the articles.
    • Add a reflection to your ePortfolio about how using a citation management tool might impact your life (e.g., school, work, etc.).
      • How can this help you stay organized in your courses or life?
      • How might this help you with collaboration on work with other students or colleagues?
      • Post this to the discussion board for the module you are working on.
    • Embed the example you created as an artifact in your ePortfolio.

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