Digital Detectives: Solving Information Dilemmas In An Online World by Crystal Fulton

Digital Detectives: Solving Information Dilemmas In An Online World

byCrystal Fulton, Claire McguinnessEditorCrystal Fulton

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Digital Detectives: Solving Information Dilemmas in an Online World helps students become independent and confident digital detectives, giving them the tools and tactics they need to critically scrutinize web-based digital information to ascertain its authenticity, veracity, and authority, and to use the information in a discerning way to successfully complete academic tasks. Enabling students to select and use information appropriately empowers them to function at a higher level of digital information fluency, acting as discerning consumers of, and effective contributors to, web-based information. Offers a situated, problem-solving approach to deepen students analytical and research skills Explores a practical, real-life dilemma that is typically experienced by undergraduates in the course of their academic work, especially those transitioning from secondary to third-level education Focuses on the authentic educational needs of undergraduates as expressed by educators, but also students themselves Addresses a specific central dilemma which is identified at the outset, but also uses the opportunity to reveal to students the broader contextual issues which frame the problem they are exploring

About The Author

Dr. Crystal Fulton is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland, where she teaches in the areas of information literacy, information and public services, information behaviour, and social computing and media. Her teaching takes a collaborative, problem-solving approach, aimed...
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Title:Digital Detectives: Solving Information Dilemmas In An Online WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 26, 2016Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction After the first two chapters, which set the scene for this text, ensuing chapters are framed as digital dilemmas encountered by novice students in higher education, who are unfamiliar with how the power of digital media and resources can be harnessed to support academic work. Each chapter untangles the assumptions and beliefs behind each digital problem, and offers students - and educators - a clear and practical pathway through the digital maze. Chapter 1: The Digital Landscape, Scholarship, and You

Chapter 2: Your Learning in a Digital World

Chapter 3: Aladdin's Cave

Chapter 4: Wiki or Won t I?

Chapter 5: Judgement Day

Chapter 6: Finders Keepers

Chapter 7: The One That Got Away

Chapter 8: It's only Words...

Chapter 10: Truth or Dare

Chapter 11: The Sound of silence

Chapter 12: Fact or Fiction? Negotiating new learning spaces

Conclusion References Index