Navigating the Digital LandscapeBack to Course Guide
The purpose of the course is to initiate and mentor students in their understanding of the uses, purposes, and functions of information in a digital landscape. It is intended to serve as a primer on information science, research technologies, and analytics creation. Students will learn about a multi-faceted framework of guidelines and competency standards to fully understand the innate ramifications of information creation, collection, usage, storage/recall, organization, and value.
As further enrichment, students will also study the foundational elements of “Digital Citizenship” with the focus of implementing an ethical overlay to the information literacy framework. Digital Citizenship is the term for the behavior and responsibility of technology users in an increasingly online society. The responsibility, empowerment, and appropriateness of online information behavior are divided into elements that allow students to evaluate the worth and ethics of their “digital persona” and credentials. The course will also highlight basic research skills and terminology to help prepare students to discuss and accomplish research output models and methods in collegiate and professional settings.
The following represents the course competencies for this class. The course utilizes a series of statements to define and clarify the role of information in society, commerce, education, and behavior. Students in the course will gain a greater understanding of information literacy, terminology, context, and value toward the goal of using information in a responsible and productive manner.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN: