Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Jun: Mastering Academic Research: Information Skills for Successful Students (Florida Institute of Technology)

A free, six-week, non-credited course designed to help students worldwide find, evaluate, and use information efficiently, effectively, and ethically for academic work—to go beyond the search engine.

Course dates: Jun 23, 2014 to Aug 4, 2014

Sample topics covered in the course:
•    Identifying scholarly, popular, and trade publications
•    Establishing authority, reliability, and pertinence
•    Using and citing copyrighted, open-access, and creative commons licensed works
•    Managing information in the cloud
•    Incorporating evidence in your writing
•    Presenting research effectively
•    …and much more

Course materials include links to collections of scholarly papers, publications, and other materials that are useful to undergraduate and graduate students, high-school students and teachers, and lifelong learners who are interested in strengthening their information skills.

Our MOOC is hosted by the Canvas Network and is accessible by anyone with a computer and an Internet connection, regardless of his/her location in the universe. Sign up today!