Oct 03, 2002 by
Information Technology Editorial Board
This module consists of nine online tutorials designed to provide guidance and practical exercises on Information Competence. The site provides an excellent overview of the research process including how to identify a research question, finding and evaluating resources, organizing and synthesizing resources, and using electronic technologies for research. There is also a section on understanding the ethical, legal, and socio-political issues surrounding information and information technology
Type of Material:
Computer connected to the Internet
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The goal of this module is to learn the basics of doing research in the information age.
Target Student Population:
Secondary and post secondary students interested in becoming more knowledgeable on the topic of research.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic web navigational skills
Evaluation and Observation
This module contains a great deal of information that is broken down into manageable chunks and is well organized. The information is current, including use of electronic communications and technologies.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The interactive introductions and exercises were well done and engaging. The self-graded practice quizzes enhanced the instruction significantly
Clearer identification of learning objectives and prerequisite knowledge would have been useful.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The module used a variety of navigational tools that made it easy to follow. The site is exceptionally well structured.