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Learning Exercise

Material: TILT - Texas Information Literacy Tutorial
Submitted by: Patrick Sullivan on Jul 13, 2003
Date Last Modified: Jul 31, 2003
Title: Internet Misconceptions
Description: TILT provides a very short, but very flashy review of four misconceptions about the Internet. The following link should allow the user to quickly jump to that section without having to complete the entire tutorial. Good for information literacy section.
Type of Task: Individual, Unsupervised
Time Required 5-10 minutes online plus follow-up discussion time
Topics: Internet content
Course: University Seminar
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, High School
Prerequisites Skills: Web browser proficiency
Learning Objectives: Better understand what information is or is not contained on the internet
Text of Learning Exercise: The student will individually review the four common misconceptions about the internet. This will be followed by a small group discussion. Students will then be asked to add any additional misconceptions that they've heard which are not covered in the TILT portion of the presentation. Jotting down these additional misconceptions may help to get students thinking (and hopefully questioning) what other misunderstandings about the Internet might exist. This could be a good opening for discussion of more traditional library databases, the Invisible Web, etc.
(Note: the student does not need to complete the entire tutorial, simply the portion with the 4 misconception bubbles.)
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