September 26, 2005

Info Literacy Class Guide

Tonight, I'm subbing for my colleague Joe Sipocz in his Info literacy class at IUSB. Here's the outline, courtesy of Nancy at IUSB. (And I added a few things as well...) I'm putting it here for easy access

1. What is the Internet?

A. Definitions
B. How does it work?
C. History
D.What is on the Internet? | Lycos Top 50 (via Stephen Abram) | Deep Web

B. Evaluation

Evaluation checklist: http://www.iusb.edu/~libg/pdf/internet-basics.pdf

Other criteria, the 3C's: context, comparison and corroboration.

Examples:

http://www.whitehouse.org
http://www.whitehouse.gov

In-class exercise:

http://www.martinlutherking.org
http://www.improbable.com/airchives/classical/cat/cat.html
http://www.ekac.org/gfpbunny.html#gfpbunnyanchor

III. Search engines/Directories

How they work: Spiders | Google Pigeons

Which ones are best? http://infopeople.org/search/chart.html | Phil Bradley's Picks

Clustering: http://www.vivisimo.com |http://www.kartoo.com

Posted by Michael at September 26, 2005 11:33 AM | TrackBack
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