Diana Wakimoto (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gr Keer (email@example.com)
Location: LI 3079
Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-11:00 am
Class Website: http://csueastbay.libguides.com/summerbridge
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am to noon
Office: LI 2128 (First floor of the library)
Part of Summer Bridge, this course is designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of information literacy, enabling you to explore resources, develop research techniques, and assume greater control over your own learning.
You will learn to:
Translate a research assignment into an appropriate research topic
Identify keywords, synonyms and related terms for the information needed
Develop and apply appropriate research strategies
Understand and apply principles of information ethics
Grades (aka How to Pass This Class)
You have four homework assignments and a final project for this class. The homework instructions are available on our class website and must be completed via your shared Google Document (which we will create in class) by the due date.
Also included in your grade for the class (aka whether you pass the class or not) is your participation in class and completion of in-class assignments.
You need to complete all homework, assignments, and the final project, as well as participate in class activities in order to pass this course.
If you have any questions, please contact the instructors.
Policy on Academic Honesty
By enrolling in this class the student agrees to uphold the standards of academic integrity described at http://www20.csueastbay.edu/ecat/general-info/grading-and-academic-standards.html#academic-dishonesty. If we find evidence of dishonesty on an assignment, project, or exam, you will receive a zero (0) for that assignment, project, or exam and an Academic Dishonesty Incident Report will be filed in the Academic Affairs Office.
If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss your Accessibility Services-approved accommodations, please make an appointment to meet with me as soon as possible. Students with disabilities needing accommodation should speak with the Accessibility Services.
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Week 1: Introduction/Position/Decipher Assignments/Searching
Tuesday, August 4
Introductions, word associations, how to get an A in this class, how to find a book, deciphering assignments
Thursday, August 6
Catalog and reserve searching, web searching, search strategies
Homework: Reflective Essay on Research
Due: August 10 at Noon
Week 2: Evaluation
Tuesday, August 11
Evaluation of information
Thursday, August 13
No class due to Summer Bridge Retreat
Homework: Evaluation of Yelp Reviews
Due: August 17 at Noon
Week 3: Information Formats and Citation Reading
Tuesday, August 18
Information formats, introduction to citation
Thursday, August 20
Homework: Information Format and Citation Identification
Due: August 24 at Noon
Week 4: Knowledge Creation/Content Creation/IP/Privacy Week
Tuesday, August 25
Knowledge creation, copyright, review citation
Thursday, August 27
Privacy, intellectual property, big data, discuss group presentation project
Homework: Information Ethics and work on group presentation project
Due: August 31 at Noon
Week 5: Review and Presentations
Tuesday, September 1
Academic obstacle course, group work time
Thursday, September 3
Wrap-up, presentations, reflections