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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: TILT - Texas Information Literacy Tutorial
Submitted by: Cheryl Devenney on Mar 06, 2003
Date Last Modified: Mar 06, 2003
Title: Using TILT to effectively employ online databases for research
Description: This is on online interactive assignment consisting of 3 tutorial modules.
Type of Task: Individual, Unsupervised
Time Required approximately 2 hours
Topics: Selecting, searching and evaluating information sources
Course: Introduction to Online Learning
Audience: College General Ed
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: basic computer skills
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify a variety of information sources
2. Identify characteristics of information on the Web
3. Distinguish between popular and scholarly
periodicals
4. Identify appropriate strategies for selecting
search terms
5. Combine search terms effectively
6. Describe when to cite a source
7. Recognize different parts of a URL
Technical Notes: User's computer needs, Netscape 3.0 or Explorer 4.0, a browser that accepts cookies, and Shockwave Flash 3
Text of Learning Exercise: *Register with TILT and proceed to Module 1 (selecting), complete it and take
the quiz, follow instructions at the end of the quiz to e-mail results to
instructor.

* Do the same for module 2 (searching), and module 3 (evaluating).
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