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Information Literacy Session 1a

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Information Literacy Session 1a

  1. 1. Information Literacy Session One We're adding information to our understanding of English and writing! In this session of the class we will be learning and practicing information literacy and research skills that will aid you in your writing process and in building your writing skills.
  2. 2. Instructor Introduction • Sarah Moore, LRC Assistant • BA in Communication with an emphasis in Print Media • Feel free to contact me any time during the course!
  3. 3. Class Introduction • We will meet eight times for 1 hour each • The sessions build on each other • Therefore, attendance is necessary • You, as the student, are responsible for making up any missed lessons or assignments • Utilize each other!
  4. 4. Homework Assignment • Each homework assignment is part of, and works toward, the final project • You can’t afford to miss a step • Late work is docked points • Grading scale is provided so YOU can keep track of what you earn
  5. 5. Information Literacy • Why is this in Introduction to Writing? • What exactly is Information literacy?
  6. 6. Information • What is information? – knowledge gained through study, communication, research, instruction, etc.; factual data – knowledge communicated or received concerning a particular fact or circumstance; news • What is knowledge? – facts, truths, or principles, from study, observation or investigation that are stored in some external place (books, the internet, etc.)
  7. 7. Information • Where do we get information? – World Wide Web – Radio – Television – Magazines – Newspapers – Books – People
  8. 8. Literacy • What is literacy? – having knowledge or skill in a specified field • Reading / writing • Technology • Computers • Media • Library • Information
  9. 9. Information Literacy • What is information literacy? – An information literate individual is “able to recognize when information is needed and has the ability to locate, evaluate, and use the information effectively.” • The American Library Association
  10. 10. Information Literacy • Problems of information illiteracy – Asking wrong questions (and getting wrong answers) – Using limited or inappropriate sources of information – Using inaccurate or misleading information – Accessing outdated information – Finding incomplete information … more
  11. 11. Information Literacy • Problems of Information Illiteracy – Being inefficient on research and wasting time – Being disorganized – Ineffectively communicating the information – Using biased resources – Ineffectively understanding or evaluating the information
  12. 12. Lifelong Learning Skill • Ultimately, information literate people are those who have learned how to learn. They know how to learn because they know how knowledge is organized, how to find information, and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them. They are people prepared for lifelong learning, because they can always find the information needed for any task or decision at hand.
  13. 13. Information Literacy • Did You Know? • Workplace requirements of employees – (SCANS report)
  14. 14. Information Literacy Overview
  15. 15. Information Literacy Overview • Define: Define the need, problem, or question. • Find: Locate, access, and retrieve the information from a variety of print, electronic, and human information sources. • Evaluate: Evaluate the credibility, currency, reliability, validity, and appropriateness of the information retrieved.
  16. 16. Information Literacy Overview • Organize: Organize the information so that it can be used to meet the information need, solve the problem, or answer the question. • Communicate: Communicate the information legally and ethically using a variety of channels and to a range of audiences.
  17. 17. Information is knowledge that is: A. Read in a written form B. Based on an opinion C. Gained and communicated D. Discovered and broadcast CommandButton1
  18. 18. Where can we get information? A. People B. Television C. Internet D. All of the above CommandButton1
  19. 19. What is the definition of literacy? A. Being able to read B. Being able to understand what you read C. Having knowledge or skill in a specified field D. Having a diploma or degree in a specified field CommandButton1
  20. 20. Which of these is NOT a benefits of information literacy: A. Being organized B. Finding outdated information C. Finding many appropriate sources of information D. Saving time CommandButton1
  21. 21. Which one of these is a workplace requirement, according to the SCANS report: A. Using computers to process information B. Programming a microwave C. Being artistic D. Having an outgoing personality CommandButton1
  22. 22. Homework for this Session • Choose a Topic – Related to your program of study or future career field. – Begin thinking of a question you can ask about it. • Visit Credo Reference (in LIRN) to find one article about your topic. • Read first 11 pages of packet • Due next Session!
  23. 23. Class Website • http://sites.google.com/site/mooreinfor mationliteracy – See class information online, including calendar of due dates – Get updates and announcements – Make up work for missed classes – Download class handouts and PowerPoints
  24. 24. Topic Ideas • Business: lii.org/pub/topic/busfinjobs • CJ: www.ncjrs.gov/viewall.html • ECE: www.nwrel.org/comm/topics/ece.html • Medical: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ healthtopics.html • Networking: www.networktutorials.info/tutorials.html • Paralegal: http://wilawlibrary.gov/topics/ witopicindex.html

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