Information Education and Literacy

Language of Instruction:Czech
Type of
Guarantor:Mikésková Anežka, DiS. (DEAN)
Deputy guarantor:Obrusníková Petra, Bc. (DEAN)
Instructor:Cvrčková Eliška, Bc. (DEAN)
Mikésková Anežka, DiS. (DEAN)
Obrusníková Petra, Bc. (DEAN)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Library FIT BUT
Learning objectives:
  To be information literate means to realize when and why you need information, to be able to find relevant information, to learn to recognize quality information, and to be able to enjoy and process it. The aim of the subject is to learn to recognize and understand the information needs, to be able to navigate through the available sources of information, to learn to seek properly from these sources, to recognize the quality of the results found, to be able to process correctly the results, to learn how to use and share information responsibly and ethically correctly.
  The course is designed as a nine-week e-learning course. Teaching primarily focuses on the practical use of information resources, institutions and services provided by them, with aiming the Faculty of Information Technology. The objective is to teach students to work with other available electronic information resources with the possibility of their practical use in the study or professional work.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  We expect that students have the high school level knowledge of using computers.
Subject specific learning outcomes and competencies:
  After completing the course, the students will be able to:
  • Know and use their professional information sources in classical and electronic form,
  • effectively use a variety of search tools,
  • know the basics of theoretical texts,
  • navigate in the environment of libraries and BUT libraries,
  • understand the ethical and legal issues from the world of information and information technology.

Generic learning outcomes and competencies:
  After completing the course, the students will be able to:
  • Find and select relevant sources of information needed,
  • use library information services for the study and practice,
  • cite printed and electronic documents
  • use citation manager.
Why is the course taught:
  The information obtained in the course will make it easier for students to study at FIT.
Syllabus of lectures:
  1. Information institutions
  2. Sources of experts information + Internet search
  3. Time management + Knowledge organization
  4. Creative techniques + Effective reading
  5. Prezentation of information
  6. Evaulation of information
  7. References I
  8. References II
  9. Text creation
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
  1. Information institutions (10 points)
  2. Sources of experts information + Internet search (20 points)
  3. Time management + Knowledge organization (10 points)
  4. Creative techniques + Effective reading (5 points)
  5. Prezentation of information (10 points)
  6. Evaulation of information (20 points)
  7. References I (10 points)
  8. References II (10 points)
  9. Text creation (5 points)
Controlled instruction:
  e-Learning course, no controlled participation in lectures. Knowledge of learners are verified with tests and written assignments.
Progress assessment:
  Scoring written assignments and tests.
Exam prerequisites:
  To get the credit, the student must meet both of the following requirements:
  • To do all tasks and tests,
  • to get at least 85 points the sum of all written assignments and tests (at least 85 points out of 100).


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