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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 20, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HMDS 101 Information Literacy Strategies

2 credits
Learn to find, evaluate, and use information through problem-solving and the research process. Learn to use information effectively and efficiently in daily life. Students will be working online. Students must have an LWIT student e-mail and must be familiar with common computer commands in Windows.

Prerequisites: ABED 045  or ABED 046  or equivalent placement score or instructor permission.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define technical/information literacy
  • Use information problem-solving processes
  • Use the LWTC Learning Commons website to find resources and information on a given topic
  • Use a variety of online subscription /aggregated databases available through the LWTC Learning Commons
  • Locate information in both print and electronic reference resources
  • Use a web browser to view, print, and save pages from the Web
  • Find specific information on the Web using search tools, strategies, and new technologies
  • Effectively evaluate information found on the Web and in print
  • Properly cite information sources
  • Review legal issues such as censorship, copyright, plagiarism, and fair use
  • Identify, locate, and responsibly use relevant print and non-print resources