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Area/Catalogue
LIBR 1008

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Course Level

globe-earth-geography

Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
011287

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA College

Course aim

To develop effective information retrieval and evaluation skills in order to build academic reading, writing, problem solving and research skills for future university study and professional employment.

Course content

Students will examine information and communication technology and explore how to use this effectively to find quality sources for undergraduate study and to manage their digital identity. Students will investigate changing information use, including memes, identify theft, and big data. Students will develop research techniques which focus on the identification, use and evaluation of information sources relevant to university study with a focus on accuracy, authority, relevance, currency and purpose. Students will use information to address real world challenges in order to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in an applied context. Students will generate understanding of issues related to privacy, ethics and liability of information use. Students will develop idea generation and innovation strategies for professional and ethical practice at undergraduate level and in future careers. Students will examine new forms of technology, internet culture, new media, networking and communication to better understand the challenges and opportunities in applying these to everyday situations and tertiary study.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Virtual Lecture - appropriate for students who are unable to attend the internal lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Virtual Lecture - appropriate for students who are unable to attend the internal lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Virtual Lecture - appropriate for students who are unable to attend the internal lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Podcast of internal lectures 1 hour x 13 weeks
Learning activities 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Quiz 1000 words equivalent 25% N/A
Group Report or Negotiated Project 1500 words equivalent 30% N/A
Report or Negotiated Project 1750 words equivalent 35% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Quiz 1000 words equivalent 25% N/A
Group Report or Negotiated Project 1500 words equivalent 30% N/A
Report or Negotiated Project 1750 words equivalent 35% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Quiz 1000 words equivalent 25% N/A
Group Report or Negotiated Project 1500 words equivalent 30% N/A
Report or Negotiated Project 1750 words equivalent 35% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Quiz 1000 words equivalent 25% N/A
Group Report or Negotiated Project 1500 words equivalent 30% N/A
Report or Negotiated Project 1750 words equivalent 35% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
How to determine your Commonwealth Supported course fee. (Opens new window)

Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
How to determine the relevant non award tuition fee. (Opens new window)

Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

Mrs Stacey Bradley
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UniSA College

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