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Beginner Level
Approx. 37 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

8 hours to complete

Introduction to Information & Digital Literacy at University

8 hours to complete
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 Quiz30m
1.2 Practice Quiz30m
1.3 Practice Quiz30m
1.4 Practice Quiz30m
Summative Quiz - Module 130m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 130m
Week
2

Week 2

7 hours to complete

Defining, Accessing & Searching for Information

7 hours to complete
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 Quiz30m
2.2 Practice Quiz30m
2.3 Practice Quiz30m
2.4 Practice Quiz30m
Summative Quiz - Module 215m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 21m
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

Critically Evaluating, Filtering & Managing Information

7 hours to complete
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 Quiz30m
3.2 Practice Quiz30m
3.3 Practice Quiz30m
3.4 Practice Quiz30m
Summative - Module 330m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 330m
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Referencing, Incorporating Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism

7 hours to complete
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 Quiz30m
4.2 Practice Quiz30m
4.3 Practice Quiz30m
Summative - Module 430m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 430m

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