educ - week 04 CONNECT

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Sherfield and Moody Cornerstones
Topic: Connect
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Tips for Working Online
• Work first, then reward yourself with “play”
• Treat online work time like traditional work
time with schedules and breaks
• Make a plan and stick to it!
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Social Media for Academic
Purposes
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Facebook
LinkedIn (completely professional)
Twitter
Google+
Wikis
Google Docs
Skype
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Privacy and Security Issues
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Create strong, unpredictable passwords
Do not share or record passwords
Be careful about posting photos online
Only enter personal info. on secure websites
Don’t post your whereabouts online
Install and run security software regularly
Beware of “phising” schemes
Monitor children’s Internet use closely
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Rules for E-Communication
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E-communication is never private
Be sure to convey emotion along with words
Think before responding (24-hour rule!)
Texting language (LOL) not O.K. in academic or
professional correspondence
• Avoid “reply to all”
• Don’t forward chain emails (viruses?)
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Information Literacy
Definition:
Information literacy includes the skills a person
needs to determine what information is
needed, where to find it, how much of it is
needed for a specific topic, how to analyze
and organize it to create the “product,” and
finally, how to properly cite it.
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D.A.R.T.S. System for Info. Literacy
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Determining Your Specific Topic
• Understand instructor’s guidelines
• Understand the intended audience
• Determine the availability of reliable academic
resources and requirements
• Develop a timeline for project completion
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Access Your Sources
• Use various types of sources
• Determine where you lack resources and
where you need to edit
• Manage information carefully and document
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Read and Evaluation Sources
• Are the information and author credible, valid,
accurate, and reliable?
• Is the article fact/opinion, popular/scholarly?
• Is it up to date and timely?
• Does it have depth and is it logical?
• Is it fair?
• Are the sources of the information cited?
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Transform and Organize Project
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Spatial organization?
Cause/effect organization?
Chronological organization?
Problem solving organization?
Topical/categorical organization?
Compare/contrast organization?
Importance/priority organization?
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Select Documentation Style
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Cite any copyrighted information
Cite direct quotes
Cite opinions, judgments, insights from others
Cite information not widely known
Cite information open to dispute
Cite information not commonly accepted
Cite tables, graphs, charts, statistics
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Distance Education
• Flexible learning time but strict deadlines
• Often more difficult than on-campus courses
• Self-motivation and responsibility required
• Reliable access to Internet required
• Strong reading and writing skills required
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Topic Reflections
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Learn terms and technologies for success
Manage online time carefully
Use the D.A.R.T.S. system for info. literacy
Guard your privacy online
Practice “netiquette”
Know what it takes to be a successful online
student
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