Online Learning 2.0: Teaching Information Management

Information literacy has become a key concept in higher education. But while we focus on teaching how to find information, we ignore the equally important issue of how to manage what we find. We are drowning in a tsunami of information as our ability to produce it far exceeds most people’s understanding of how to manage it. Without understanding information management, we and our students are simply losing track of much of the information that we produce and find. We can provide students with a critical life skill by providing them with an understanding of basic information management principles. Below are some fundamental principles for storing and finding information and a link at the end to an online tutorial that instructors can provide students at the beginning of their classes.

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