6.5.4 Monitor and critically reflect on your use of IL skills

As you develop your information literacy skills, refer back to the outcomes you hope to achieve and goals you have set yourself. Ask yourself questions such as:

  • am I on track to achieve my outcomes?

  • what difficulties in using information literacy techniques have I experienced and what have I done about them?

  • how have the choices and decisions I made impacted on the quality of my work?

  • do I need to mak
    Author(s): No creator set

    License information
    Related content

    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ - Original copyright The Open University

Accumulated Rainfall during Hurricanes Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne, 2004 (WMS)
During the hurricane season of 2004, an unprecedented four hurricanes hit Florida. This animation shows the accumulated rainfall produced by three of those hurricanes during the month of September. The animation also shows the rainfall from the typhoons in the Pacific Ocean during the same period.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Reading, vocabulary, grammar: Welche Sehenswürdigkeiten gibt ash here?
From the texts you learn more about a few important German cities and their attractions. You exercise your vocabulary in connection with declension of adjectives and pronouns.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Which hotel do you prefer?
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to choose a hotel from among several others, you will listens to specific information. You will be able to infer the meaning of unknown words.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Listening, vocabulary: Ein Wochenende in Deutschland!
In this lesson you learn vocabulary relating to travel: a weekend trip. By doing this you practice your listening and writing skills.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

NASA CONNECT PSA - The Astronaut's Helper
In NASA CONNECT PSA: The Astronaut's Helper, students will be introduced to the Personal Satellite Assistant (PSA), a small, spherical robot that assists astronauts with their chores on space-based vehicles. Students will learn about different types of robots and the mechanical systems on the PSA that must work together for the PSA to function. In the web activity, students interact with a simulation of the PSA and learn how forces affect motion in a low-friction, microgravity environment. Stude
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Education in America
Focusing on education, we will examine the changes from 1950 to 1990 in the numbers, race, gender, and occupations of high school and college graduates. Turning our attention to cohorts and population structure, we will trace birth trends over the past four decades, namely the Baby Boom, and discuss possible causes and effects.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Klartext 20110405
Tisdagens Klartext handlar bland annat om att kriget i Elfenbenskusten nu verkar vara över. Vi berättar också om att politiker i riksdagen är missnöjda med att myndigheten Försäkringskassan stänger sina kontor ute i landet. Därför har de nu bett regeringen att rädda kontoren. Du får höra fler nyheter när du lyssnar på programmet.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

3.2 Domain name system

Applications use easy-to-remember names for hosts on the Internet, but before sending any data to a host an application in the source host must translate its name for the destination host to the numerical network address.

The Internet is divided into domains, and an authority in each domain is responsible for allocating names. However, the domains may be divided into sub-domains and the responsibility of allocating sub-domain names may be delegated to other authorities. In this way the
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ - Original copyright The Open University

4.2.3 Lens system
BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN – we live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This unit will look at how news is gathered and the technology used for its dissemination. You will also be encouraged to examine how information might be manipulated by questioning its reliability.
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2

4.2.1 Microphone
BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN – we live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This unit will look at how news is gathered and the technology used for its dissemination. You will also be encouraged to examine how information might be manipulated by questioning its reliability.
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2

2.3 Newsgathering and newspapers
BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN – we live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This unit will look at how news is gathered and the technology used for its dissemination. You will also be encouraged to examine how information might be manipulated by questioning its reliability.
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2

5 Effective communication

The purpose of this assessment unit is for you to create a portfolio of your work to represent you as an effective communicator within your study or work activities. This will involve using criteria to help you select examples of your work that clearly show you can use and improve your communication skills. However, by far the most important aim is that you can use this assessment process to support your learning and improve your performance overall.

Communicating effectively involves a
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ - Original copyright The Open University

2 Sources of help

This assessment unit is designed to be self-contained. However you might like to access the following sources for support and guidance if you need it. These sources include:

  • U529 Key skills – making a difference: This OpenLearn unit is designed to complement the assessment units. It provides detailed guidance and activities to help you work on your key skills, gives examples of key skills work from students, and helps you prepare and select
    Author(s): No creator set

    License information
    Related content

    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ - Original copyright The Open University

Clifford the Big Red Dog stories - Crossword
Online crossword puzzle based on the Clifford stories.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Sam and Some Sticky Situations - Crossword
Online crossword puzzle based on the book in the Educational Company's Sunny Street series.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Tekstbegrip: 'Susie's old flat'
Op het einde van deze les kun je afwegen of een flat al dan niet geschikt is voor iemand op basis van een beschrijving van de voorkeur van die persoon.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

In depth: Gerry Wright on antibiotic resistance
Gerry Wright, director of McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, talks about antibiotic resistance, how we can protect against it and what his lab is doing to fight it.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Math Literature Connections: Two of Everything
Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong recounts a Chinese folk tale. The farmer finds a magic pot which doubles everything that is put into it. This humorous story is a great introduction to function machines and input/output tables as teachers make the transition to the "doubling pot" and recording information in an input/output table.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content