LIBR 3210: Online Research and Analysis
|Course Format||Lecture 2.0 h + Seminar 1.0 h + Lab. 1.0 h|
This course focuses on effective methodologies to research, consult, and report on information resource findings in an online environment. Students will retrieve and evaluate information in discipline-related research, services, programs, and policies from formal and informal online sources. Students will be able to evaluate and select suitable resources that illustrate potential "best practices" and recognize circumstances requiring exhaustive versus exemplary research. Utilizing a variety of technologies, students will develop strategies to maintain currency in both technology literacy and the literature of the specific discipline. Research findings will be summarized in a report with recommendations and posted in an online environment for review by peers and other stakeholders.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 60 credits including 6 credits of university-transferable English or Communications with a minimum "C" grade; or permission of the department.