Information on the Internet <ul><li>The Internet contains a wealth of high quality resources for learning, teaching and re...
Internet Information Skills <ul><li>Being able to ... </li></ul><ul><li>identify the key sites for your subject </li></ul>...
A Waste of Time <ul><li>The Internet connects you to information and people around the World.  It’s easy to get distracted...
Poor Quality <ul><li>Anyone can publish anything on the Internet - you need to be careful not to degrade your work by usin...
Virtual Training Suite <ul><li>61  subject specific  online tutorials on Internet Information skills </li></ul><ul><li>Aut...
Each tutorial has 4 sections: <ul><li>TOUR </li></ul><ul><li>DISCOVER </li></ul><ul><li>REVIEW / JUDGE </li></ul><ul><li>R...
TOUR:  key Internet resources for the subject <ul><li>Raises awareness of the types of resources available to you </li></u...
DISCOVER: how to search the Internet <ul><li>Introduces techniques for locating resources on the Internet: </li></ul><ul><...
REVIEW / JUDGE:  Web sites <ul><li>How to assess the quality of information on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid the co...
REFLECT /  PLAN:  to work efficiently <ul><li>Decide how to make the most of the Internet for your own study, teaching and...
Special Features <ul><li>Quizzes and exercises  - try out your skills   </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary of Internet terms  - de...
Virtual Training Suite http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk
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RDN Virtual Training Suite - Teaching Internet Skills

  1. 2. Information on the Internet <ul><li>The Internet contains a wealth of high quality resources for learning, teaching and research but … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which are the key ones for your subject? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where can you find them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you know which to trust? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can you use them for? </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. Internet Information Skills <ul><li>Being able to ... </li></ul><ul><li>identify the key sites for your subject </li></ul><ul><li>search the Internet effectively </li></ul><ul><li>evaluate Internet resources </li></ul><ul><li>use the Internet to support your work </li></ul>
  3. 4. A Waste of Time <ul><li>The Internet connects you to information and people around the World. It’s easy to get distracted, lost, confused </li></ul><ul><li>Saving Time </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to be a focused, efficient Internet user </li></ul>
  4. 5. Poor Quality <ul><li>Anyone can publish anything on the Internet - you need to be careful not to degrade your work by using poor quality information </li></ul><ul><li>High Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to evaluate Internet resources and think critically about them </li></ul>
  5. 6. Virtual Training Suite <ul><li>61 subject specific online tutorials on Internet Information skills </li></ul><ul><li>Authored by specialists with subject and Internet expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Free to access (no need to register) </li></ul><ul><li>Take a light hearted approach </li></ul>
  6. 7. Each tutorial has 4 sections: <ul><li>TOUR </li></ul><ul><li>DISCOVER </li></ul><ul><li>REVIEW / JUDGE </li></ul><ul><li>REFLECT / PLAN </li></ul>
  7. 8. TOUR: key Internet resources for the subject <ul><li>Raises awareness of the types of resources available to you </li></ul><ul><li>Gives you a tour of the key Internet sites in your subject </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you to collect your own list of sites </li></ul>
  8. 9. DISCOVER: how to search the Internet <ul><li>Introduces techniques for locating resources on the Internet: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>search engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>subject gateways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web directories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explores Internet search strategies </li></ul>
  9. 10. REVIEW / JUDGE: Web sites <ul><li>How to assess the quality of information on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid the common pitfalls </li></ul>
  10. 11. REFLECT / PLAN: to work efficiently <ul><li>Decide how to make the most of the Internet for your own study, teaching and research </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity to reflect </li></ul>
  11. 12. Special Features <ul><li>Quizzes and exercises - try out your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary of Internet terms - demystify jargon </li></ul><ul><li>Links Basket - collect links to key sites </li></ul><ul><li>Print/Download options - work offline </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching resources - for lecturers/trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Free posters - spread the word </li></ul>
  12. 13. Virtual Training Suite http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk

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