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The Information Age

Module One: The World of Information

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news headlines  the world data

We live in an ever changing world surrounded by information. Information, in common with living beings, also has a distinct life cycle. In this module you will be introduced to the information cycle, as well as different types of information.

Information proliferates and disseminates rapidly through the internet, television, mobile phones, and other devices. We depend on our abilities to gather, navigate, and consume information constantly. You may not know it, but you conduct research informally in your daily life while engaging in mundane tasks such as:

  • looking for a job
  • buying a new car
  • getting vacation information
  • hobbies and personal interests

If you're in school you have assignments that make you more conscious of your information and research skills. College-level work requires you to pay more attention to information sources and the research process.

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