The State University of New York

Advanced Information Literacy

This course is part of Applied Digital Literacy Specialization

Taught in English

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Nicole Thomas
Roberta (Robin) Sullivan
Cynthia A. Tysick

Instructors: Nicole Thomas

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Articulate an information need.

  • Identify quality information sources.

  • Effectively and ethically use diverse information sources.

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7 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 5 modules in this course

This module includes the course welcome. It also covers the concept of formal and informal information sources in an open scholarship environment (ie. alternative publishing platforms, open access, and paid/proprietary subscriptions). Students will understand the economic and political realities of disseminating information at the federal and global levels. They will also evaluate the information sources they consult for currency, relevancy, authority, accuracy, and bias.

What's included

5 videos3 readings1 quiz1 peer review2 discussion prompts

Information has value, therefore, it must be properly cited to avoid plagiarism. Students learn how to organize their project’s references, and properly employ citation conventions using citation management tools and style manuals to avoid plagiarizing. Students learn how multimedia is licensed for reuse with varying degrees of restriction using Creative Commons licensing. They learn how to provide attribution to various scholarly multimedia (images, audio records, and videos) they consult, as well as how to license their own work.

What's included

4 videos9 readings1 quiz1 peer review3 discussion prompts

This module covers brainstorming your initial project idea to create a compelling and manageable research statement. Students will then learn to identify keywords from the statement for purposes of searching and expand upon those words using synonyms. Advanced Boolean, truncation, wildcard, and phrasal searching will also be covered.

What's included

3 videos6 readings4 quizzes1 peer review4 discussion prompts

In this module you will employ the search strategies you have developed in module three and search relevant information sources (databases, organizational websites, government repositories, and alternative platforms) using advanced database search tools such as controlled vocabulary, cited references, and bibliography mining. You will use the citation management tool of your choice from module two.

What's included

9 videos3 readings1 quiz1 peer review4 discussion prompts

This is the culmination where you will work on crafting a research topic/argument and develop three points that support your argument from the research you do using the Internet, Google Scholar, and databases available to you through your local library or public university/college.

What's included

1 video2 readings2 peer reviews1 discussion prompt

Instructors

Nicole Thomas
The State University of New York
3 Courses7,431 learners
Roberta (Robin) Sullivan
The State University of New York
4 Courses43,482 learners

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