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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Introduction INTRODUCTION Developing Library & Research Skills ????? Introduction During the first week of class you will complete a discussion board in Blackboard to see how you search for and use information sources. Some things to think about: What is your Major? What rank are you; freshman, sophomore, junior or senior? What do you hope to learn from this course? When doing research, what is the hardest part for you ? When using the internet, how do you determine which sources of information are reliable? Introduction 2 Input from You Introduction This class uses the building block concept. You need to build your knowledge block by block. Each successive unit builds on the previous unit. You cant skip units and you cant forget what you learned. By the end you will be information literate! Introduction 3 Course Note Introduction Out in the vast world and beyond, there is an endless amount of information. We have the means to access more information than we will ever be able to processAs the mountain of information gets larger and larger, people begin to suffer from what Richard Saul Wurman calls information anxiety. --Joanna M. Burkhardt Introduction 4 Information Explosion Help! Introduction College research is different from high school research Gathering facts and regurgitating them in a paper is not the goal of research at this level. You must now be able to ask relevant questions, search resources with sophistication, derive meaning from information, and make informed decisions based on the knowledge you have acquired. In other words, individuals who are open to free inquiry Introduction 5 Why do you need to learn to do Introduction Data Data can be collected and stored. Information Computers can transform data into information. Knowledge - Through study and thinking people can transform information into knowledge. Wisdom People gain wisdom by integrating and analyzing their accumulated knowledge.  Moursund, D. (1999). Data, information, knowledge, wisdom. Introduction 6 Four Stages of Knowledge Introduction In this class we are going to learn: to ask relevant questions: search resources with sophistication: systematically collect data and: derive meaning from information....
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