In this video, Prof. Christine Bruce explains that being able to evaluate information in leisure, home, or professional situations is an essential skill.
Our information world is always changing, and shelf-life of most information is no more than two years!
In this video, Prof. Christine Bruce explains that being information literate give you critical and strategic approaches to solve problems.
It's you who need to decide using which type (e.g. research or non-research based) of information to support ideas, claims, and proposals that you propose in your research task.
In this video, Prof. Christine Bruce explains that being able to use information to learn, being an informed learner is about being able to maximize the potential of the information environment you have. It will make it possible for you to be productive, capable, and also innovative and creative.
In this exercise, learners are required to distinguish the information belong to "primary sources" or "secondary sources". Primary information source are anything created at the time when the incident/event happened. They were created with the intention to record the incident/event. It could be a document, manuscript, autobiography, a recording, a diary, an artifact, and so on. Secondary information source is anything (e.g., documents, records, artifacts, objects, and so on) that discuss, relates, or refers another piece of information existing elsewhere.
Apart from subject domain knowledge, there are some personal competencies and skills that learner may want to develop in university. The personal competencies and skills include, critical thinking, evaluating definitions, evaluating arguments, evaluating news & media, evaluating scientific studies, evaluating disagreement, and evaluating statistics & graphs.
The way you put ideas together reflect your level of understanding about the issue you have inquired in your research, which, is what your professor looks for when she/he assess your work. In this slide, it introduces 5 level of research output and note the differences between different sentences, and the depth of idea you could get.
In this slide, it explains the 4-steps-method outlined by the University of Pittsburg and it illustrate the role information and information literacy play in each step to help learners to see the bigger picture.