Checking date: 22/07/2019


Course: 2019/2020

Information Skills
(14155)
Study: Bachelor in Mobile and Space Communications Engineering (217)


Coordinating teacher: ARAGON GONZALEZ, INES

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Library Science and Documentation

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 1.5 ECTS

Course:
Semester:




Students are expected to have completed
neither
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
At the completion of this course, students will - Understand the importance of resource-based learning and research. - Recognize information problems and develop effective strategies to solve them. - Become familiar with general and specialized information sources, and be able to determine their appropriateness for the task at hand. - Determine the reliability and quality of information and its sources. - Develop their information retrieval skills, improving the precision and efficiency of their searches. - Use information ethically, avoiding plagiarism, and following academic conventions and professional requirements.
Description of contents: programme
UNIT 1. INFORMATION RETRIEVAL IN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENTS - Organizing your research plan: steps and search terms. - Processes and tools for the information search in databases and academic search engines. - Knowledge and use of the main multidisciplinary and specialized databases (by area of knowledge). UNIT 2. ETHICAL USE OF INFORMATION: CITATION AND REFERENCES - Ethics and intellectual property. The academic work without plagiarism. - Create and manage in text citations and bibliographic references. Present and organize references. - Software products for generating and managing citations and bibliographies.
Learning activities and methodology
Acquisition of theoretical knowledge through lectures, teaching materials prepared by the teacher, online tutorials, specialized reading, and the students' personal study, related to theoretical competences. Acquisition of practical skills and abilities through case-studies oriented to information seeking in web sources, analysis of these sources, evaluation of results, presentation and citation of content. Student assignments will be done partly in a computers classroom with direct supervision of the teacher; and partly out of the classroom with the support and subsequent control of the teacher. These assignments will be in particular oriented on the acquisition and development of practical skills. The days and hours of tutorship sessions for each group will be available in the course space in Aula Global.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • Bobish, Greg y Jacobson, Trudi (ed.) . The Information Literacy User´s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook. Geneseo, NY: State University of New York at Geneseo, . 2014. Disponible en: http://textbooks.opensuny.org/the-information-literacy-users-guide-an-open-online-textbook/
  • Pacios Lozano, Ana R. (coord.) . Técnicas de búsqueda y uso de la información. Madrid: Editorial Universitaria Ramón Areces, . 2013

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.