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Intermediate Level
Approx. 18 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Articulate an information need.

  • Identify quality information sources.

  • Effectively and ethically use diverse information sources.

Skills you will gain

Media LiteracyCommunicationMultiliteracyInformation Seeking BehaviorCritical Thinking
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 18 hours to complete
English

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The State University of New York

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Understand various forms and expertise of scholarship

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 21 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
What is scholarship?2m
The Cost of Information9m
Evaluating Resources5m
Global politics of (mis)information2m
2 readings
What is open access?45m
Copyright & Fair Use (a global primer)30m
1 practice exercise
End of Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Cite scholarship to give proper attribution

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 6 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Don't Plagiarize2m
Citation Styles2m
Citing an image (3-point attribution)1m
9 readings
The importance of citing references20m
American Psychological Association (APA)15m
Modern Language Association (MLA)15m
APA Writer Tutorial (optional)
MLA citation practice template (optional)
Video: Endnote in Six Minutes6m
Video: Zotero in Nine Minutes9m
Attributing multimedia (optional)10m
Putting a license on your work (optional)15m
1 practice exercise
End of Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Strategically explore the information landscape

5 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 6 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
3 videos
Creating Synonyms39s
Advanced search strategies4m
6 readings
Video: Narrowing a Topic with Mind Mapping3m
Explore Brainstorming Tools 30m
Video: Developing a Research Question5m
Developing a Research Question20m
Video: How to Choose Keywords3m
Identifying Keywords and Synonyms20m
4 practice exercises
Brainstorming exercise30m
Focused Research Question30m
Build your search exercise30m
End of Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Map the information landscape

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 71 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Revising your topic from an overview1m
Using encyclopedias for overviews9m
Searching for magazine articles6m
Searching for newspaper articles5m
Searching for journal articles12m
Searching for journal articles in a database6m
Searching for government & NGO sources13m
Searching for books12m
3 readings
Finding and Using Magazine, Newspaper & Journal Articles1m
Finding and Using Government and Non-government Organization (NGO) Sources15m
Finding and Using Books15m
1 practice exercise
End of Module 4 Quiz30m

About the Applied Digital Literacy Specialization

Applied Digital Literacy

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