Information Literacy

Free

Overview

*This credential is only available to current RMIT students


The Information Literacy credential sits within the Digital Literacy stack. This stack is designed as a tool to support lifelong learning; to prepare you for living, learning and working in a digital society.


There is one skill that has become vital in just about any modern workplace: the ability to manage and interpret information, quickly and confidently. Highly valued by employers, information literacy is critical if you want to rise through the ranks - no matter what field you're in.


By undertaking this credential you'll learn how to search for information you need, how to organise and appraise it, how to interpret it and how to properly store it so it can be referenced again later.

Skills and learning outcomes

  • Articulate information needs
  • Search for data, information and content in digital environments
  • Create and update personal search strategies
  • Analyse, compare and critically evaluate the credibility and reliability of sources of data, information and digital content
  • Analyse, interpret and critically evaluate the data, information and digital content.
  • Organise, store and retrieve data, information and content in digital environments
  • Organise and process data, information and content in a structured environment.

Content

Module 1: Sourcing reliable information

Module 2: Evaluating information sources

Module 3: Reference and organise your sources

How does it work ?

Assessment and activities included:

  • MCQ and responses based on 'an assignment that requires research'
  • Self-assessment on personal search strategies
  • Self-assessment on assessing sources

When can I do it ?