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Merced College Offers Online Class:
LRNR 30- Information Competency in the Electronic Age

July 26, 2006

Available for the first time in the Fall Semester, Merced College will be offering an online course on information literacy; LRNR 30 - Information Competency in the Electronic Age.

This course follows the guidelines of the California Community Colleges Academic Senate Information Competency Initiative and the Computer and Information Literacy requirements of Merced College . 

It is designed to introduce students to library research and resources including information retrieval tools.  Course work will include library literacy, research methods, and information technology literacy, including database applications, as well as consideration of ethical and legal implications of computer applications and information use.

This course also presents techniques for successful research including documentation and citation of resources, evaluation of information resources, and bibliography production.

This course provides basic college-level knowledge and skills necessary for effective use of libraries and information sources including the development of search strategies, the effective use of print and C-D Rom reference sources, the evaluation of information sources, the understanding of issues affecting information access in our society, the conventions of scholarly citation, and an introduction to on-line databases through the use of INTERNET and other electronic sources.

Fall registration is currently in process. For more information, call 384-6000.

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