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Information Has Value

Big Ideas:

  • Intellectual property (thoughts or ideas) is intangible but still important under law, we must properly credit the individuals whose ideas affect the way we understand relationships or concepts.
  • Citations give credit and allow you to locate the source

Possible Session Level Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will give credit to others’ work through proper citation
  • Students will define plagiarism and recognize good paraphrasing
  • Students will compare types and quality of information in free and proprietary sources
  • Students will identify perspectives that might be missing from certain information systems
  • Students will articulate the purpose and characteristics of copyright, fair use, open access, and public domain
  • Students will analyze issues of information privacy and commodification of information
  • Students will recognize what constitutes plagiarism.
  • Students will be able to cite a source effectively and understand the reason for doing so
  • Students will be able to distinguish between plagiarism and copyright violations
  • Students will be able to identify scholarly publication practices and their related implications for access to scholarly information
  • Students will identify why some groups/individuals may be underrepresented or systematically marginalized within the systems that produce and disseminate information
  • Students will be able to explain the value of citing sources in order to effectively use information sources in their writing