Introduction to Information Literacy and Technology
In this course, students will be exposed to the basic components of information literacy: the ability to determine what information you need, where it is, how to get it, how to organize it and how to present it.
Course Syllabus [pdf]
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- Describe the concept of information literacy and illustrate how it relates to information use in different information settings;
- Assess and explore information needs and develop research questions regarding information needs;
- Evaluate different types of information resources (government sources, libraries, Internet, etc.) for content, reliability, and applicability;
- Search effectively in online catalogs and databases, Web and print resources;
- Apply the tenets of information literacy to specific tasks and demonstrate the correct use of information in the resulting outcomes;
- Construct a repertoire of search strategies for organizational/content management; purposes;
- Critically evaluate search results and adjust as needed;
- Identify and describe the roles of current technologies for the handling of information in information organizations;
- Define information literacy and then describe the negative and positive effects on individuals and society in general for both high and low levels of information literacy; and
- Understand and respect the intellectual property rights of those who create information and knowledge they are using.