OUTLINE OF CHAPTER 5 CONNECT (CONNECTING WITH TECHNOLOGY, RESEARCH, AND INFORMATION LITERACY) TOPIC 1: THE FAST EVER CHANGING FACE OF TECHNOLOGY Technology is something we can’t look away or avoid it if you do, you are lost. There are so many technology is used by instructor or asked you to use in classroom or after classroom. And you should know how to use these learning approaches TOPIC 2: SPENDING TIME ONLINE You get online with a purpose to accomplish something but you got lost when you get online and start use facebook and youtube. This is just the waste of time. TOPIC 3: EVALUATING YOUR TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
You should be remind with all these application and other things you need now or which can be helpful in future. Because being familiarize with those tools it would become so helpful in your life, in your career in every important steps TOPIC 4: USEFUL INTERNET SITES AND SEARCHES You need to find out specific information sometimes like if you need to know the location of a place you can write googleearth. com Or to find a book you can search on www. amazon. com Information about famous people www. loc. gov Information about career www. bls. gov And so on you can get from internet TOPIC 5: SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES
Many places like institutions are using social networking to interact with students and customs. They use these sites because to send messages, offer advice, and deliver positive advertising. You should be familiarizing in one of the social networking so you can write in your resume. TOPIC 6: PRIVACY AND SECURITY ISSUES To protect yourself and your online information as mush as possible, consider the following tips and suggestions: 1-Create a strong password 2-Don’t share your password with anyone 3-Use only secure websites 4-Learn how to use security and privacy settings 5-Don’t tell your online friends that you will not at home.
This invites break ins 6-Install and run your security and spyware protections at least twice a week 7-Turn off and delete cookies from other sites 8-Be very wary of anyone asking for personal information so update their records. It’s probably phishing information 9-Teach your children not to provide private information to anyone TOPIC 7: PRACTISING INFORMATION LITERACY IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY Information literacy includes the skills a person needs to determine what information is needed, where to find it, how much of it needed of a topic, how to analyze and organize it to create the product nad how to finally cite it.
Information literacy affects all aspects of your college career and will later play a major role in your success in the workplace. Information literacy is a cornerstone of an educated mind TOPIC 8: THE INFORMATIONAL LITERACY PROCESS THE DART SYSTEM FOR INFORMATION LITERACY D = DETERMINE A = ACCESS R = READ T = TRANSFORM S = SELECT D: DETERMINE THE INFORMATION YOU NEED BY NARROWING YOUR TOPIC 1-Understand your instructor guidelines for the project 2-Understand your intended audience -Determine the availability of reliable sources and how many are required by your instructor 4-Develop a timeline to complete your project A: ACCESS THE INFORMATION FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES 1-Understand that information comes in a variety of media such as government documents, maps, videos, books, scholarly journal… 2-As you begin to put your information in project. You should determine where the information should locate. 3-Manage your information carefully so that you know exactly where you found it R: READ AND EVALUATE THE INFORMATION FOR ACCURACY AND CREDIBILITY Some information like :
Are the information is author credible, valid, and reliable? Is the article fact of opinion, popular or scholarly? Is it upto date and timely Does it have a depth Is it logical Is it fair Are the sources of the information citied? Does it include a bibliography? S: SELECT THE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION STYLE You must let your readers or listeners know where you located your information. This is called citation and documentation of your success. The following must be citied if used: Any copyrighted information Direct quotations
Opinions, judgment, and insights of others that you summarize or paraphrase Information that is not widely known Information that is open to dispute Information that is not commonly accepted Tables, charts, graphs, and statistics taken from a source TOPIC 9: ON THE GO AND GOING ONLINE-WHERE IT ALL COMES TOGETHER Distance learning classes can be great for students who may live far from campus, have ride problem, or have children problem. Though online courses are not easy, you need to work really hard to succeed and self-disciplined.