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Title: Research literacy
Other Titles: Information literacy
Academic literacy
Authors: Molopa, Selema 
Mboneni, Zandile 
Xwayi, Nontobeko 
Kalam, Nathan 
Davids, Zulaiga 
Zulu, Mbali 
Arendse, Joanne 
Oosthuizen, Christel 
Xesi, Xabiso 
Keywords: Learning design;Information literacy;Academic literacy;Learning environment
Issue Date: 20-Jan-2023
Publisher: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Project: Research literacy 
Abstract: This open educational resource (OER) module aims to empower learners with essential information literacy skills crucial for conducting effective research. By the end of this module, learners will be equipped to identify credible and reliable sources from both online and print mediums. They will develop the ability to evaluate the appropriateness of various sources and content in alignment with their specific information needs, distinguishing between popular and scholarly sources. Furthermore, learners will gain proficiency in in-text referencing and bibliography creation, ensuring the accurate citation of sources in their academic work. The module also covers the process of understanding a research topic thoroughly, developing effective search techniques, and constructing precise search strings for efficient information retrieval. By engaging with this OER, learners will enhance their research capabilities, enabling them to undertake comprehensive and well-referenced academic projects. The content of this module is designed to provide practical knowledge and skills, fostering information literacy and research competence among students.
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Module 3 for IL Nontobeko_Zandi comments_Online-IL-lesson_Plan-2022.docxLearners will be able to identify credible, reliable sources from online and print sources. Evaluate the appropriateness of different kinds of sources (and content) in relation to their information need. Learners will learn differences between popular and scholarly sources.26.46 kBMicrosoft Word XMLView/Open
Module_4-5_IL- Plagiarism_Bibliographic_referencing_and_intext Nathan_Online-IL-lesson_Plan-2022.docxKnow how to do in-text referencing Know how to draw-up a bibliography. Undertake and produce correct referencing.24.96 kBMicrosoft Word XMLView/Open
Module_5_IL-Bibliographic_referencing_and_intext Nathan.docxKnow how to do in-text referencing Know how to draw-up a bibliography. Undertake and produce correct referencing.25.08 kBMicrosoft Word XMLView/Open
Module 1_of_Information_Literacy Zulaiga_Online-IL-lesson_Plan-2022.docxUnderstand your topic Develop a search technique Create a Search String27.19 kBMicrosoft Word XMLView/Open
Module 2 for IL Zandi_Online-IL-lesson_Plan-2022.docxIn this module, you will learn about the different information sources and tools that will equip you with the skills to identify, locate and use these sources and tools23.61 kBMicrosoft Word XMLView/Open
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