Info Literacy Class Guide

Tonight, I’m subbing for my colleague Joe Sipocz in his Info literacy class at IUSB. Here’s the outline, courtesy of Nancy at IUSB. (And I added a few things as well…) I’m putting it here for easy access

1. What is the Internet?

A. Definitions
B. How does it work?
C. History
D.What is on the Internet? | Lycos Top 50 (via Stephen Abram) | Deep Web

B. Evaluation

Evaluation checklist: http://www.iusb.edu/~libg/pdf/internet-basics.pdf

Other criteria, the 3C’s: context, comparison and corroboration.

Examples:

http://www.whitehouse.org

http://www.whitehouse.gov

In-class exercise:

http://www.martinlutherking.org

http://www.improbable.com/airchives/classical/cat/cat.html

http://www.ekac.org/gfpbunny.html#gfpbunnyanchor

III. Search engines/Directories

How they work: Spiders | Google Pigeons

Which ones are best? http://infopeople.org/search/chart.html | Phil Bradley’s Picks

Clustering: http://www.vivisimo.com |http://www.kartoo.com

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