In this course students learn to advance their own learning, practice, and the profession by uncovering, critiquing, synthesizing, and incorporating new information into current knowledge, experience, and values. Students integrate technology and multimedia communications as continuous learning tools.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Evaluate the traditions and practices in the field that are often accepted unquestioningly.
- Formulate viable, significant questions.
- Construct advanced searches to yield pertinent information.
- Evaluate the quality, relevance, and perspective of resources.
- Synthesize a variety of points of view to broaden thinking.
- Use current awareness technologies to stay versed in research.
- Combine text, audio, and graphic modalities in multimedia communications.
- Evaluate the ethical, privacy, and intellectual property issues of digital media.