Information Literacy

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Module Description: – The Information Literacy module aims to equip learners with the essential skills and knowledge needed to navigate the vast amount of information available in today’s digital age. In this module, participants will learn how to critically evaluate information sources, effectively search for information, and responsibly use and cite sources in their academic, professional, and personal pursuits. Through interactive activities and practical examples, learners will develop the ability to distinguish between reliable and unreliable information, avoid plagiarism, and become informed digital citizens.

Module Learning Objectives: By the end of this module, participants should be able to: Define information literacy and explain its importance in the digital age.Evaluate the credibility and reliability of different types of information sources.Effectively search for information using appropriate search tools and techniques.Critically evaluate information based on established criteria.Understand and apply ethical practices in using and citing information.Demonstrate responsible digital citizenship and protect online privacy.  

Module Outline:

  1. Introduction to Information Literacy
    1. Definition of information literacy
    1. Importance of information literacy in the digital age
    1. The role of critical thinking in information literacy
  2. Understanding Information Sources
    1. Different types of information sources (e.g., books, journals, websites, social media)
    1. Evaluating the credibility and reliability of sources
    1. Recognizing bias and recognizing diverse perspectives
  3. Effective Information Searching
    1. Selecting good browser
    1. Configuring browsers
    1. Introduction to search engines
    1. Formulating research questions
    1. Choosing appropriate search tools and databases
    1. Using advanced search techniques and operators
  4. Evaluating Information
    1. Criteria for evaluating information (e.g., authority, accuracy, objectivity)
    1. Fact-checking and verifying information
    1. Identifying and avoiding misinformation and fake news
  5. Joining the Digital World
    1. Introduction to Email communication
    1. Selecting email service providers
    1. Creating and using email accounts
    1. Creating and managing social media accounts
  6. Ethical Use of Information
    1. Copyright, intellectual property, and fair use
    1. Avoiding plagiarism and understanding proper citation
    1. Understanding Creative Commons licenses and open access resources
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