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LRC103 Internet Research Strategies: Home

A course guide of the library's one credit course offered in fall 2014

About

What is course about?

This course is an introduction to the nature and use of information and information sources for study and problem-solving. Students will identify information needs and pose viable research questions; plan research strategies; access materials online and in person, in libraries and on the Internet; evaluate material found; and address ethical, legal, and socio-economic issues of the information age.

Who can take this course?

This one credit liberal arts course is open to all students. 

Who should use this libguide?

  • Librarians who plan to teach this course. Note that the course content was revised to reflect the current trend in internet research. The revised course proposal was approved by the campus curriculum committee in December 2014.
  • Any LaGuardia faculty member who is interested in pairing his or her class with this course.
  • Librarians outside LaGuardia who look for first hand information in teaching an information literacy credit course.

Teaching Framework

Instructors adopted social pedagogies as a main framework for course design and five threshold concepts, the new ACRL standards for information literacy for outlining topics. Some activities were designed to meet the requirement of the Center of Teaching and Learning seminar 2014-2015: Social Pedagogies. 

Outline

Week

Title

Class Meets

Homework Due

1

Introduction and Internet History

Sep 10

Sep 14

2

Information Cycle and Evaluation (1)

Sep 17

Sep 21

3

Information Cycle and Evaluation (2)

Oct 1

Oct 5

4

Finding Information

Oct 8

Oct 12

5

Choosing Information

Oct 15

Oct 19

6

Information Integrity: Preventing Plagiarism and Citation Management

Oct 22

Oct 26

7

Midterm Project

Oct 29

Nov 2

8

Using Statistics and U.S. Census

Nov 5

Nov 9

9

Copyright and Fair Use

Nov 12

Nov 16

10

Open Access and Creative Commons

Nov 19

Nov 23

11

Social Media Information and Privacy

Nov 26

Nov 30

12

User-Generated Content and Wikipedia 

Dec 3

Dec 7

13

Final Exam

 

Dec 9-14

Instructors

Hong Cheng

Instruction Librarian

Email: hcheng@lagcc.cuny.edu

Work Phone: 718-482-6019

Office Location: E101 H2

 

Silvia Lu

Reference and Social Media Librarian

Email: slu@lagcc.cuny.edu

Work Phone: 718-482-5480

Office Location: E101 O

Library Media Resources Center
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue, room E101
Long Island City, NY 11101
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