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

Paperback | February 26, 2016

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Digital Detectives: Solving Information Dilemmas in an Online Worldhelps 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
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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ISBN - 10:008100124X

ISBN - 13:9780081001240

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Table of Contents

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. In Too Deep

Chapter 8. It's Only Words&

Chapter 9. All Play and No Work

Chapter 10. Truth or Dare

Chapter 11. A Hidden Agenda

Chapter 12. Fact or Fiction? Negotiating New Learning Spaces