In this video, Prof Klaus Tochtermann, the Director of Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) and Professor of Media Informatics of University of Kiel in German shares his view on the importance of becoming information literate.
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 reason why the information came from authoritative sources but still not trustworthy. The possible reason could be (1) the way information is produced, (2)carelessness or loaded with secret intentions, (3) in favour of their hidden goal, (4)not spending enough time, (5) limited topic vocabulary, (6) limited by technical barriers, (7)information that fits with your knowledge & beliefs, and (8) from a source that you think is trustworthy.
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.
Dive into the phenomenon known as circular reporting and how it contributes to the spread of false news and misinformation. In previous decades, most news with global reach came from several major newspapers and networks with the resources to gather information directly. The speed with which information spreads now, however, has created the ideal conditions for something called circular reporting. Noah Tavlin sheds light on this phenomenon.
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, Mr Peter Sidorko, the University Librarian of the University of Hong Kong explain the importance of academic integrity. Students are expected to conduct themselves honesty and with integrity. One of the key responsibilities is to assure to credit the materials used to develop the ideas and academic work properly and avoid plagiarism.