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  • The tutorial adopts a film noir detective metaphor to offer a light-hearted guide to developing Internet skills to help with studying and research. It takes around an hour to complete and is divided into the following five sections:             What’s the Story? – aims to help students recognise the need to develop advanced Internet skills for university and college work             The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – explains why information quality is an issue on the web, especially for academic research, and raises awareness of Internet hoaxes and scams             Detective Work –gives hints and tips that help students evaluate information found on the Internet.             Get on the Case – enables students to try out their Internet Detective skills with practical exercises             Keep the Right Side of the Law - warns students about the dangers of plagiarism, copyright and incorrect use of citations and referencing

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  • The Intute Virtual Training Suite http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/
    • Laurian Williamson
    • Content Coordinator, Intute: Health and Life Sciences
  • What is the Intute Virtual Training Suite?
    • 60+ subject specific “teach yourself” interactive tutorials
    • Authored by specialists with subject and Internet expertise
    • National eLearning service for Higher and Further Education
    • Free to access (no registration required)
  • Tutorials for the health & life sciences
    • Internet for Medicine
    • Internet Vet
    • Internet Bioresearcher
    • Internet for Natural History
    • Internet for Nursing
    • Internet for Allied Health
    • Internet for Agriculture, Food & Forestry
    • Internet Pharmacist
    • Internet for Health and Social Care
  • TOUR: key Internet resources for your subject
    • Raises awareness of the types of resources
    • Providing a tour of the key Internet sites in your subject area
    • Interactive quiz
  • DISCOVER: how to search the Internet effectively
    • Compare different Internet search tools:
    • - Search engines
    • - Web directories
    • - Specialist search tools (subject gateways)
    • Try some searches - test the tools
    • Explores and demonstrates Internet search strategies
  • JUDGE: importance of ‘quality’ and critical evaluation of Internet resources
    • How to judge the quality of an Internet resource
    • Avoid common pitfalls
    • Use the WWW technique:
    • - Who?
    • - Where?
    • - When?
  • SUCCESS STORIES: practical examples
    • Practical examples of how to use the Internet successfully
    • Provides ideas on ways the Internet can be used for research
  • Tutorials are ideal for…
    • Student induction
    • Research/study skills modules
    • Information skills training
    • Use in VLEs
    • Internet training
  • Special features include…
    • Quizzes/interactive exercises
    • Links basket
    • Glossary of computing technology
    • Free support materials for downloading and/or ordering
    • Special print options
  • Support materials for lecturers and librarians
    • Leaflets
    • Posters
    • Worksheets (Quick Guide)
    • Case Studies
  • User feedback
    • Feedback form available for each tutorial
    • Selection of feedback can be viewed at http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/userfeedback/
    • Press mentions also available from this URL
  • New tutorial for the health & life sciences
    • Call for authors
    • New tutorial for dentistry and oral health to be published in May 2007
    • VTS related queries to laurian.williamson@nottingham.ac.uk
  • Internet Detective
    • Free online tutorial designed to help develop the critical thinking required for Internet research.
    • Practical advice on evaluating the quality of websites
    • http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/detective/
  • Try it…
    • http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/