Blogger Widgets S1-08 IRS Group D: Task for Week 3: Information Literacy (Online Learning)

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Task for Week 3: Information Literacy (Online Learning)

1. Complete reading and understanding Module 1 & 2
2. Reflect on the following questions and post them on your blog
(I need to see each member contribution under the heading Thur,18 July 2013. Type your answers end off with name and role in team)
a. What is the difference between Primary and Secondary types of information? When are they useful to us?

b. What is the difference between Popular and Scholarly types of information? When are they useful to us?

 c. What are the different formats of information?

4 comments:

  1. a.Primary source is the original material created at a point of time when an event was happening while secondary source is the primary source which was interpreted, analysed by someone . Primary: The material can be in the form of letter, interview, diary, photograph, art piece, etc. Secondary: Textbooks, Journals, magazines, etc.They are useful when we need an object to understand what happened at that moment of time(e.g.past).

    b.Popular information is basically is to entertain/ inform public about something while scholarly information is about academic discussion/ research the professionals have created . They are useful when we need to educate the public about something.

    c. What are the different formats of information?
    The different formats of information are printed material, digital, audio and video material, multi media, microform and human

    By B.V.Lakshitha, Research Speacialist

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    1. Credits:
      http://www.princeton.edu/~refdesk/primary2.html
      http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_primary_and_secondary_sources
      http://www.thenagain.info/classes/basics/usingsources.html

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  2. Questions to reflect on

    a. What is the difference between Primary and Secondary types of information? When are they useful to us?
    b. What is the difference between Popular and Scholarly types of information? When are they useful to us?
    c. What are the different formats of information?


    a. Something that is said to be primary is either first hand news or experience. However, secondary sources are usually commentary of something that had happened.

    b. Popular-type information is to inform and entertain the general public. However, scholarly-type information is a discussion about academic issue and such, usually done among professionals within certain disciplines.

    c. There are 6 different formats. They are printed, digital, audio/video, multimedia, microform and human.
    Personally, i think that the digital format is more useful and effective to transmit information as we use electronic device everyday.

    Alicia
    Research Specialist

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  3. Reflection after reading modules 1&2

    Question A) What is the difference between Primary and Secondary types of information? When are they useful to us?

    Primary information is the original source, from the actual time, place or event.It can be oral or written made by someone who was present at the scene. The eyewitness accounts, routinely compiled records also count as primary sources.

    Question B) What is the difference between Popular and Scholarly types of information? When are they useful to us?

    Publications inform and entertain the general public, examples of popular sources. While scholarly publications disseminate research and academic discussion among professionals within disciplines.

    Question C) What are the different formats of information?

    Newspaper, magazines, academic journal, scholarly books, reference sources and web format




    Credits: Click here
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    By: Zhang Xuqing (Shirley)

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