In 10 episodes, John Green will teach you how to navigate the internet! We’ve partnered with MediaWise, The Poynter Institute, and The Stanford History Education Group to develop this curriculum of hands-on skills to help you evaluate the information you read online. By the end of this course, you will be able to: * Examine information using the same skills and questions as fact-checkers * Read laterally to learn more about the authority and perspective of sources * Evaluate different types of evidence, from videos to infographics * Understand how search engines and social media feeds work * Break bad internet habits like impatience and passivity, and build better ones
In this video, Prof. Christine Bruce explains the seven things you should pay attention to when you plan the information needs of your research.
(1) Use information and communication technology to be really up to date with what's happening.
(2) Encounter different types of sources and knowing when it's important to use them. Not only academic literature but also people, social media, the environment, visual information, sound, anything that might inform you.
(3) Create your processes to tackle problems or make decisions.
(4) Connect information of all kinds that you encounter with specific projects, problems, or areas of interest.
(5) Build your knowledge base about your fields of study.
(6) Use your creativity and intuition to do something new.
(7) Seventhly using information wisely for the benefit of others.
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.
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 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 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!