Session 1 - The Information Landscape

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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/

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  • INFORMATION USE andSTUDENT SUCCESSSession 1: The Info Landscape
  • Kyle Denlinger
  • Kyle Denlinger kddt33@mail.missouri.edu
  • @denriguezKyle Denlinger kddt33@mail.missouri.edu
  • INFO ANXIETYHOW OVERWHELMED ARE WE?INFO LITERACYHOW ITLL SAVE YOUR LIFEEVALUATING INFOIS IT CRAP OR CRAAP?
  • Information anxiety
  • Information ? anxiety
  • ONETRILLION
  • 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?
  • Informationliteracy
  • 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?
  • why?they know crap from CRAAP.
  • why?they know crap from CRAAP.(and theyre deadly efficient!)
  • huh?
  • Evaluating information
  • NOT ALL INFO ISCREATED EQUAL.HOW DO WE DETERMINEGOOD INFOFROM BAD INFO?
  • Use the CRAAP Test.Really.
  • CRAAP
  • CurrencyRelevanceAuthorityAccuracyPurpose
  • 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/