Join Elsa Loftis for an in-depth discussion in this video The Internet, blogs, and social media, part of Information Literacy.
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- When talking about social media…we should first attempt to define it.…Author Reynol Junco in the Journal…of Computer Assisted Learning states…that social media is quote,…"A collection of internet websites,…"services, and practices that support collaboration,…"community building, participation and sharing."…The Pew research center released a study in 2013…about the habits of internet users and social media…and finds that social media is particularly popular…with adults ages 18 to 29,…and that some of the predominate networks…being used today are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,…Instagram, and Tumblr.…
Of course, this is a continually changing landscape…as new products become popular or fall out of favor.…When these sites were first gaining visibility…they were widely seen as diversions…or entertainment.…A place to post what you had for dinner that night,…or the latest cat video.…However in recent years social media sites…have increasingly become a trusted source of information…for countless people.…It allows users to create profiles,…
Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
- Understanding the information cycle
- Working with books, periodicals, databases, and web resources
- Identifying your information needs
- Choosing search terms
- Evaluating resources
- Citing sources
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1. Types of Resources
2. Search Strategies
3. Resource Evaluation
4. Ethical Use of Information
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