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INFORMATION USE   andSTUDENT SUCCESSSession 1: The Info Landscape
Kyle Denlinger
Kyle Denlinger   kddt33@mail.missouri.edu
@denriguezKyle Denlinger   kddt33@mail.missouri.edu
INFO ANXIETYHOW OVERWHELMED ARE WE?INFO LITERACYHOW ITLL SAVE YOUR LIFEEVALUATING INFOIS IT CRAP OR CRAAP?
Information       anxiety
Information             ?       anxiety
ONETRILLION
ONE   unique URLs on      the Web in 2008 1TRILLION
Think of all the informationproduced from theDAWN OF CIVILIZATION          until about 2003.
quite a lot, right?
we now producethat same amount of      information
we now produce EVERY                 TWO2that same amount of     information                 DAYS.
OVERWHELMED?THATS INFORMATION ANXIETY.         how about this:
NOT KNOWING HOW TO:FINDEVALUATEUSEHIGH-QUALITY INFORMATION
WERE DROWNINGIN A SEA OF INFORMATION.
WERE DROWNINGIN A SEA OF INFORMATION.   WHAT CAN SAVE US?
Informationliteracy
hat is it ?w   INFO LITERACY   IS THE ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE    A NEED FOR INFO
hat is it ?w   INFO LITERACY   IS THE ABILITY TO ASK    THOUGHTFUL ?s
hat is it ?w   INFO LITERACY   IS THE ABILITY TO LOCATE   QUALITY SOURCES
hat is it ?w   INFO LITERACY   IS THE ABILITY TO EVALUATE    LIKE A DETECTIVE
hat is it ?w   INFO LITERACY   IS THE ABILITY TO USE INFO    RESPONSIBLY
hat is it ?w   INFO LITERACY   MEANS LESS TIME SEARCHING   TEH INTERNETS
hat is it ?w   INFO LITERACY   MEANS MORE TIME DOING   THINGS YOU LIKE
hat is it ?w   INFO LITERACY   MEANS LESS FRUSTRATING   RESEARCH
hat is it ?w   INFO LITERACY   MEANS MORE SATISFYING   LEARNING
hat is it ?w   INFO LITERACY   MEANS LESS   GARBAGE
hat is it ?w   INFO LITERACY   MEANS BETTER   GRADES
INFO LITERATEPEOPLE LIKE INFO       ARENINJAS
why?
why?they know crap from CRAAP.
why?they know crap from CRAAP.(and theyre deadly efficient!)
huh?
Evaluating  information
NOT ALL INFO ISCREATED EQUAL.HOW DO WE DETERMINEGOOD INFOFROM BAD INFO?
Use the CRAAP Test.Really.
CRAAP
CurrencyRelevanceAuthorityAccuracyPurpose
CurrencyR How old is the material?A  Does the age matter?AP
CurrencyR Historical research:A Medical research:     Old info = helpful!A Old info = painful!P
CRelevanceA How well does this fit?A  Does it answer my              question?P
CR    Who created it?AuthorityA A journalist? A student?  Are they an expert?P      Just some weirdo?
C How accurate is the info?R Is it backed upA        by other sources?AccuracyP
C Why was the infoR                created?A To entertain?  To inform? To persuade?A         To mislead?Purpose
THE BOTTOM LINE:IT IS UP TOYOUTO EVALUATEYOUR INFO
THE BOTTOM LINE:IT IS UP TO        YOURYOUTO EVALUATE FOR YOU                   MAMA                   WONT               ...
INFO ANXIETYTHERES LOTS OF INFO OUT THERE.INFO LITERACYHELPS YOU BEAT INFO ANXIETYEVALUATING INFOMAKES YOU AN INFO NINJA
SOURCES1  Alpert, J. and Hajaj, N. (2008, July 25). We knew the web was big... Official GoogleBlog. Retrieved fromhttp://g...
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Session 1 - The Information Landscape

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Session 1 "Lecture" for ISLT-1111 at the University of Missouri.

Created for ISLT-1111 by instructor Kyle Denlinger.

Reference links:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/we-knew-web-was-big.html
http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/04/schmidt-data/

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Session 1 - The Information Landscape

  1. INFORMATION USE andSTUDENT SUCCESSSession 1: The Info Landscape
  2. Kyle Denlinger
  3. Kyle Denlinger kddt33@mail.missouri.edu
  4. @denriguezKyle Denlinger kddt33@mail.missouri.edu
  5. INFO ANXIETYHOW OVERWHELMED ARE WE?INFO LITERACYHOW ITLL SAVE YOUR LIFEEVALUATING INFOIS IT CRAP OR CRAAP?
  6. Information anxiety
  7. Information ? anxiety
  8. ONETRILLION
  9. ONE unique URLs on the Web in 2008 1TRILLION
  10. Think of all the informationproduced from theDAWN OF CIVILIZATION until about 2003.
  11. quite a lot, right?
  12. we now producethat same amount of information
  13. we now produce EVERY TWO2that same amount of information DAYS.
  14. OVERWHELMED?THATS INFORMATION ANXIETY. how about this:
  15. NOT KNOWING HOW TO:FINDEVALUATEUSEHIGH-QUALITY INFORMATION
  16. WERE DROWNINGIN A SEA OF INFORMATION.
  17. WERE DROWNINGIN A SEA OF INFORMATION. WHAT CAN SAVE US?
  18. Informationliteracy
  19. hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY IS THE ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE A NEED FOR INFO
  20. hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY IS THE ABILITY TO ASK THOUGHTFUL ?s
  21. hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY IS THE ABILITY TO LOCATE QUALITY SOURCES
  22. hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY IS THE ABILITY TO EVALUATE LIKE A DETECTIVE
  23. hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY IS THE ABILITY TO USE INFO RESPONSIBLY
  24. hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY MEANS LESS TIME SEARCHING TEH INTERNETS
  25. hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY MEANS MORE TIME DOING THINGS YOU LIKE
  26. hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY MEANS LESS FRUSTRATING RESEARCH
  27. hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY MEANS MORE SATISFYING LEARNING
  28. hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY MEANS LESS GARBAGE
  29. hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY MEANS BETTER GRADES
  30. INFO LITERATEPEOPLE LIKE INFO ARENINJAS
  31. why?
  32. why?they know crap from CRAAP.
  33. why?they know crap from CRAAP.(and theyre deadly efficient!)
  34. huh?
  35. Evaluating information
  36. NOT ALL INFO ISCREATED EQUAL.HOW DO WE DETERMINEGOOD INFOFROM BAD INFO?
  37. Use the CRAAP Test.Really.
  38. CRAAP
  39. CurrencyRelevanceAuthorityAccuracyPurpose
  40. CurrencyR How old is the material?A Does the age matter?AP
  41. CurrencyR Historical research:A Medical research: Old info = helpful!A Old info = painful!P
  42. CRelevanceA How well does this fit?A Does it answer my question?P
  43. CR Who created it?AuthorityA A journalist? A student? Are they an expert?P Just some weirdo?
  44. C How accurate is the info?R Is it backed upA by other sources?AccuracyP
  45. C Why was the infoR created?A To entertain? To inform? To persuade?A To mislead?Purpose
  46. THE BOTTOM LINE:IT IS UP TOYOUTO EVALUATEYOUR INFO
  47. THE BOTTOM LINE:IT IS UP TO YOURYOUTO EVALUATE FOR YOU MAMA WONT DO ITYOUR INFO
  48. INFO ANXIETYTHERES LOTS OF INFO OUT THERE.INFO LITERACYHELPS YOU BEAT INFO ANXIETYEVALUATING INFOMAKES YOU AN INFO NINJA
  49. SOURCES1 Alpert, J. and Hajaj, N. (2008, July 25). We knew the web was big... Official GoogleBlog. Retrieved fromhttp://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/we-knew-web-was-big.html.2 Siegler, M. (2010, August 4). Eric Schmidt: Every 2 days we create as muchinformation as we did up to 2003. TechCrunch. Retrieved fromhttp://techcrunch.com/2010/08/04/schmidt-data/

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