Information Processing

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This module is structured in two units: unit 1 – Search Engines and unit 2 – Critical Thinking under the scope of Information Processing.

It is not required previous knowledge to complete it successfully, as it was conceived to low-skilled/ low qualified unemployed adults 45+.

The trainees will be able to acquire knowledge on how to: browse, search and filter data, information and digital content. Also, they will understand how to evaluate critically the data collected in digital environment.

Finally, the trainees will manage the data by organising, storing and retrieving it.

Learning Objectives

After the completion of this module, the learner should be able to:

  1. Understand how information is generated, managed and available;

  2. Select the search engine suitable to the information needs;

  3. Browse different information sources online;

  4. Collect relevant information using adjusted methodologies;

  5. Evaluate information critically in terms of: reliability, usefulness, accuracy and integrity;

  6. Use digital information adequately;

  7. Understand how information is stored in different services;

  8. Selected the most suitable storing options;

  9. Organise information and digital contents;

  10. Be aware of the risks of public/private storing.

Course Features

  • Lectures 6
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 20h
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 14
  • Assessments Yes
  • Pre-Evaluation 1

  • Unit 1 – Search Engines 1

    This unit focuses on the most popular search engines to locate and access information online. The trainees will acquire a set of skills that will allow them to: define information needs, locate relevant information and media content, select sources of information online and navigate in different sources of information online and create personal strategies of information.

  • Unit 2 – Critical Thinking 1

    This unit focuses on the evaluation of information, its storage and retrieval. Knowledge will be provided concerning the processes of finding, processing, understanding and evaluating critically the collected information. Trainees will be skilled in organising information and data will be stored according to basic principles that facilitate its retrieval.

  • Conclusions & Exercises 2

  • Post-Evaluation 1

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