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Information & Digital Literacy Skills: Using Information

Using Information

Avoiding Plagiarism

Planning

Check out this video- it may give you some ideas on how to tackle any tasks you have in college or elsewhere!

Lee Crockett presents the 6 Ds of Solution Fluency, which are a common language for educators and learners to share. This is a structured problem-solving process that can be explained, learned and improved upon both in the classroom and in the real world. Problem solving is consistently listed as the most essential 21st century skill, and a key metric for employers.

Solution Fluency from Global Digital Citizen on Vimeo.

Evaluating Information Using the CRAAP Test

Citing & Referencing Tutorial

Critical Thinking at 3rd Level

You will hear a lot about critical thinking during your time at university and it is a key skill required for the workplace. Check out this short video from the University of Leeds on 'An introduction to the skills required for critical thinking'.

Critical Thinking requires you to:

  1. Ask questions of your research.
  2. Understand the research context and reference it.
  3. Offer evidence for your statements, arguments and/or conclusions.
  4. Fully explore the complexities of your topic through a variety of sources, e.g. books, media, journals, artwork, collections and evaluate each source and argument to make your own conclusions.

Evaluating Internet Sources