Module 4: Value of Information
This module focuses on about information ethics and the value of information. There are two knowledge outcomes and two dispositions that make up this module.
Outcome 4.1: Recognize the rights and responsibilities of information creation.
4.1.1: Identify reasons why plagiarism is prohibited. 4.1.2: Determine whether or not a passage is plagiarized. 4.1.3: Identify appropriate citation options when using material from a source that is cited within the source at hand. 4.1.4: Identify the type of plagiarism when presented with a plagiarized passage. 4.1.5: Recognize the benefits of copyright protections. 4.1.6: Given a list, select the purposes of citation. 4.1.7: Recognize the rights and interests of human subjects participating in research studies. 4.1.8: Recognize that where a source is found has no bearing on whether or not the source should be cited.
Outcome 4.2: Recognize social, legal, and economic factors affecting access to information.
4.2.1: Recognize how reporting on the same event offers disparate levels of coverage when the sources are written to be disseminated in different venues. 4.2.2: Identify the relationship between individuals' organizational affiliations and their access to information. 4.2.3: Identify reasons that some people's views are not disseminated to the larger community. 4.2.5: Identify the meaning and scope of the concept of intellectual property. 4.2.6: Identify the circumstances in which one's personal information may be used by other individuals, groups, and organizations. 4.2.7: Identify reasons that access to information may be restricted, including copyright, licensing, and other practices. 4.2.8: Distinguish among the common reasons that information may be freely available, including open access, public domain, and other practices.
Disposition 4.1: Mindful self-reflection
Learners who are disposed to demonstrate self-reflection in the context of the information ecosystem recognize and challenge information privilege.
- Example behaviors:
- Considering how to use existing intellectual property to spur creative work without violating the creators' rights.
- Participating in informal networks to reduce disparities caused by the commodification of information.
- Recognizing and suggesting ways to reduce the negative effects of the unequal distribution of information.
Disposition 4.2: Responsibility to community
Learners who are disposed to demonstrate a sense of responsibility to the scholarly community recognize and conform to academic norms of knowledge building.
- Example behaviors:
- Accessing scholarly sources through formal channels.
- Avoiding plagiarism in their own work and discouraging plagiarism by others.
- Recognizing the value of their own original contributions to the scholarly conversation.