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Beginner Level

Approx. 25 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Introduction to Information & Digital Literacy at University

7 videos (Total 44 min), 9 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
1.1a Welcome and Course Information4m
1.1b Introduction to Example Essay Question4m
1.2a Introduction to Academic Culture11m
1.2b Introduction to Digital Literacy8m
1.3 Survival Skills for University4m
1.4 Academic Integrity8m
9 readings
Information & Digital Literacy Overview & Learning Outcomes10m
Information & Digital Literacy Assessment Overview10m
Summative Peer Assessment10m
Glossary of Terms10m
Acknowledgements10m
1.1 Learning Outcomes10m
1.2 Learning Outcomes10m
1.3 Learning Outcomes10m
1.4 Learning Outcomes10m
6 practice exercises
1.1 Practice Quiz6m
1.2 Practice Quiz6m
1.3 Practice Quiz6m
1.4 Practice Quiz6m
Summative Quiz - Module 110m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 12m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Defining, Accessing & Searching for Information

9 videos (Total 52 min), 7 readings, 8 quizzes
9 videos
2.1b Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources7m
2.1c Discipline Specific Information3m
2.2a Common Information Sources at University5m
2.2b Characteristics of Journal Articles6m
2.3 Accessing Information (Experts)3m
2.4a Defining an Information Need7m
2.4b Developing a Search Strategy5m
2.4c Documenting and Evaluating the Search Strategy6m
7 readings
2.1 Learning Outcomes10m
2.1b Information Types by Field10m
2.2 Learning Outcomes10m
2.2b How to Read a Journal Article in the Humanities10m
2.2b How to Read a Journal Article in the Sciences10m
2.3 Learning Outcomes10m
2.4 Learning Outcomes10m
6 practice exercises
2.1 Practice Quiz6m
2.2 Practice Quiz6m
2.3 Practice Quiz6m
2.4 Practice Quiz8m
Summative Quiz - Module 215m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 21m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Critically Evaluating, Filtering & Managing Information

9 videos (Total 54 min), 6 readings, 8 quizzes
9 videos
3.1b Critically Evaluating Web Resources5m
3.1c Critically Evaluating Wikipedia (Screencast)6m
3.2a Establishing Relevance7m
3.2b Establishing Relevance5m
3.3a Managing Information: Files6m
3.3b Managing Information: Folders2m
3.4a Processing and Coding: Steps 1 and 27m
3.4b Processing and Coding: Step 34m
6 readings
3.1 Learning Outcomes10m
3.2 Learning Outcomes10m
3.2b Supplementary Academic Articles10m
3.3 Learning Outcomes10m
3.3b Guides to File-naming Conventions and Folder Hierarchies10m
3.4 Learning Outcomes10m
6 practice exercises
3.1 Practice Quiz6m
3.2 Practice Quiz6m
3.3 Practice Quiz6m
3.4 Practice Quiz8m
Summative - Module 316m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 32m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Referencing, Incorporating Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism

9 videos (Total 56 min), 5 readings, 7 quizzes
9 videos
4.2 Referencing & Attributing Resources6m
4.3a Incorporating Sources3m
4.3b Incorporating Sources: Quotes9m
4.3c Paraphrasing and Summarising9m
4.4a Referencing Software4m
4.4b Mendeley3m
4.4c Zotero4m
4.4d EndNote3m
5 readings
4.1 Learning Outcomes10m
4.2 Learning Outcomes10m
4.3 Learning Outcomes10m
4.4 Learning Outcomes10m
4.4a Referencing Software10m
5 practice exercises
4.1 Practice Quiz6m
4.2 Practice Quiz6m
4.3 Practice Quiz6m
Summative - Module 420m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 42m
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By QAApr 8th 2019

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Katherine Olston

Deputy Director (Digital Learning)
University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching

About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading comprehensive research and teaching universities, consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of universities in the world. In 2015, we were ranked 45 in the QS World University Rankings, and 100 percent of our research was rated at above, or well above, world standard in the Excellence in Research for Australia report....

About the Academic Skills for University Success Specialization

Develop skills in information & digital literacy, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication. This Specialization is a high-level academic skills course designed to increase your level of academic preparedness prior to commencement of your studies in an English-medium university. The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the core values and expectations of academic culture....
Academic Skills for University Success

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