COMPUTER LITERACY AND RESEARCH SKILLS

Course Information
TitleΔΕΞΙΟΤΗΤΕΣ ΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΝΙΚΩΝ ΥΠΟΛΟΓΙΣΤΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΡΕΥΝΑΣ / COMPUTER LITERACY AND RESEARCH SKILLS
CodeΛογ1-120
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600012417

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600067848
SectionInstructors
1. aKolona Moutafidou
2. bGeorgios Dimitriadis
Type of the Course
  • Skills Development
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to: • Research a topic using the university library, electronic databases and the Internet • Produce a typed, properly formatted academic paper that uses sources • Integrate, reference and evaluate sources effectively using the required referencing system • Write their own bibliography page
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course aims to instruct students in basic computer literacy and research skills. Students are required to attend workshop-style classes, as well as lessons in the computer lab and compulsory tutorials on word processing. Attendance for all components of the course is mandatory. Students are also required to meet with their instructors to discuss their final assignments. The course aims to instruct students in the following: • Computer literacy (word processing, using library catalogues, electronic databases and the Internet) • Library resources (familiarity with the university library system and the sources available through the library’s electronic databases) • Research skills (locating relevant print and electronic sources) • Using sources (avoiding plagiarism, referencing, quoting and paraphrasing sources, evaluating sources, citing references and bibliography) • Research writing (developing an argument, integrating sources, treating sources critically, acknowledging and referencing sources, formatting a paper, respecting deadlines)
Keywords
computer skills, research skills, sources, library, bibliography, MLA, APA
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Seminars1506
Laboratory Work
Written assigments
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
Assessment Assessment will take the form of an in-class test (30%); assignment 1 (source finding, source evaluation, writing a works cited page) (20%); assignment 2 (50%). There will be no final exam. In-class test: (30%): Students will be asked to demonstrate their ability to paraphrase, quote, reference and evaluate secondary sources. Assignment 1: Works cited page and source evaluation (20%) Students will be given a topic and asked to find 5 relevant and quality sources on that topic, and write out the sources in the works cited page using either MLA style or APA format. Assignment 2 (50%): An 800-1,000 word, typed, properly formatted academic paper using 2 academic sources.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
USING DATABASES Project Muse http://muse.jhu.edu/about/resources/guides/guide_searching.pdf Pro-Quest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCaGDY-C6tQ JSTOR http://about.jstor.org/support-training/help/how-use-jstor-training-materials GOOGLE Using Google Effectively http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=1221265&rd=2 Google Scholar http://scholar.google.gr/ Google Books (Useful for extracts from books) http://scholar.google.gr/ WORD 2003 and WORD 2007 http://www.unf.edu/dept/cpdt/vista/docs/Word_Manual_Final.pdf FORMATTING AND STYLE Tutorials on MLA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wljCiv8FX40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22CPQoLE4U0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UF9uonKnx8 MLA 7th Edition http://library.williams.edu/citing/styles/mla.php Tutorials on APA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pbUoNa5tyY AUTH LIBRARIES Auth library catalogue http://ipac.lib.auth.gr/#focus English department library catalogue http://www.enl.auth.gr/lib/ WRITING AND RESEARCH SKILLS Evaluating sources http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/553/01/ http://www.library.jhu.edu/researchhelp/general/evaluating/practical.html
Last Update
10-07-2015