Session 1 "Lecture" for ISLT-1111 at the University of Missouri. Created for ISLT-1111 by instructor Kyle Denlinger. Reference links: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/we-knew-web-was-big.html http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/04/schmidt-data/
Text of Session 1 - The Information Landscape
INFORMATION USE andSTUDENT SUCCESSSession 1: The Info Landscape
INFO ANXIETYHOW OVERWHELMED ARE WE?INFO LITERACYHOW ITLL SAVE YOUR LIFEEVALUATING INFOIS IT CRAP OR CRAAP?
Information ? anxiety
ONE unique URLs on the Web in 2008 1TRILLION
Think of all the informationproduced from theDAWN OF CIVILIZATION until about 2003.
quite a lot, right?
we now producethat same amount of information
we now produce EVERY TWO2that same amount of information DAYS.
OVERWHELMED?THATS INFORMATION ANXIETY. how about this:
NOT KNOWING HOW TO:FINDEVALUATEUSEHIGH-QUALITY INFORMATION
WERE DROWNINGIN A SEA OF INFORMATION.
WERE DROWNINGIN A SEA OF INFORMATION. WHAT CAN SAVE US?
hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY IS THE ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE A NEED FOR INFO
hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY IS THE ABILITY TO ASK THOUGHTFUL ?s
hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY IS THE ABILITY TO LOCATE QUALITY SOURCES
hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY IS THE ABILITY TO EVALUATE LIKE A DETECTIVE
hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY IS THE ABILITY TO USE INFO RESPONSIBLY
hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY MEANS LESS TIME SEARCHING TEH INTERNETS
hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY MEANS MORE TIME DOING THINGS YOU LIKE
hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY MEANS LESS FRUSTRATING RESEARCH
hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY MEANS MORE SATISFYING LEARNING
hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY MEANS LESS GARBAGE
hat is it ?w INFO LITERACY MEANS BETTER GRADES
INFO LITERATEPEOPLE LIKE INFO ARENINJAS
why?they know crap from CRAAP.
why?they know crap from CRAAP.(and theyre deadly efficient!)
NOT ALL INFO ISCREATED EQUAL.HOW DO WE DETERMINEGOOD INFOFROM BAD INFO?
Use the CRAAP Test.Really.
CurrencyR How old is the material?A Does the age matter?AP
CurrencyR Historical research:A Medical research: Old info = helpful!A Old info = painful!P
CRelevanceA How well does this fit?A Does it answer my question?P
CR Who created it?AuthorityA A journalist? A student? Are they an expert?P Just some weirdo?
C How accurate is the info?R Is it backed upA by other sources?AccuracyP
C Why was the infoR created?A To entertain? To inform? To persuade?A To mislead?Purpose
THE BOTTOM LINE:IT IS UP TOYOUTO EVALUATEYOUR INFO
THE BOTTOM LINE:IT IS UP TO YOURYOUTO EVALUATE FOR YOU MAMA WONT DO ITYOUR INFO
INFO ANXIETYTHERES LOTS OF INFO OUT THERE.INFO LITERACYHELPS YOU BEAT INFO ANXIETYEVALUATING INFOMAKES YOU AN INFO NINJA
SOURCES1 Alpert, J. and Hajaj, N. (2008, July 25). We knew the web was big... Official GoogleBlog. Retrieved fromhttp://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/we-knew-web-was-big.html.2 Siegler, M. (2010, August 4). Eric Schmidt: Every 2 days we create as muchinformation as we did up to 2003. TechCrunch. Retrieved fromhttp://techcrunch.com/2010/08/04/schmidt-data/