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EDS: Finding and evaluating information


This module looks at navigating online content to search for and find useful content. It looks at using searches, hyperlinks, menus and other navigation elements to locate required information. This will include how to retain and save useful links to content for future use or for reference. Users will need to know how to use techniques to carry out and refine searches, taking into account currency, relevance and reliability, and be aware that results are ranked by search engines.

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To develop your understanding, skills and confidence to teach competencies in Finding and evaluating Information from the Using devices and handling information skills area of the National Standards for Essential Digital Skills (2019).


At the end of the module you will be able to:

- Explain the key knowledge components required to teach finding and evaluating information
- Apply the technical skills identified in the module
- Facilitate effective learning of this area of the standards at the relevant level (Entry or Level 1)

Essental Digital Skills

This module covers the EDS component - 1.2 : Finding and evaluating information
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26th March 2020
Emily Stevens

Our Response: Cool!
26th March 2020
Mirna de Ru

Our Response: Great thanks!
26th March 2020
Nicola Mawbey

Interesting module and useful resources. Not sure some of the questions are correct though, especially the URL one, don't think any of the answers came out as the correct answer, I would check that one.

Our Response: Thank you for your helpful comments which will inform our ongoing development.
25th March 2020
Rebecca Stockton

Our Response: Thank you.
24th March 2020
Annette Grimmer

Our Response: Cool!
23rd March 2020
Kelly Royle

Our Response: Thank you.
23rd March 2020
Graeme Edwards

Our Response: Thank you.
12th March 2020
Davd Lee

Our Response: Thank you.
5th March 2020
Jane Tomlinson

https://www.hackcollege.com/blog/2011/11/23/infographic-get-more-out-of-google.html this link take you to https://www.educationnews.org/tag/google/

Our Response: Thanks! Always helpful for us and your peers to read your recommendations.
24th February 2020
Audrey Rycroft

Good information and links to good information.

Our Response: You feedback is important to us and will inform our future development.
18th February 2020
Barry Smith

Our Response: Great thanks!
18th February 2020
Matthew Gordon

Good tips, especially the Boolean searches.

Our Response: Thank you for your helpful comments which will inform our ongoing development.
17th February 2020
annette o'connor

Information provided was new, new ways to refine searches.

Our Response: A comment is always helpful, thanks.
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