LALT 1020: Libraries and Learning Technologies

LALT 1020 course lays the groundwork for building 21st-century research skills. Information literacy is fundamental to all disciplines at the University and is a pillar of lifelong learning in the 21st-century online, digital, informational age. This course is designed to help undergraduate students concurrently enrolled in RHET 1020 develop their research skills through exposure to information literacy concepts and library technologies.
This course is fully online and self-paced, which means you can go through the course material at your own pace, anytime anywhere. In each course module, you will find a variety of material; videos, short readings, info graphics, guidelines, glossary documents as well as learning activities and a module quiz at the end.

  • To ensure a smooth and beneficial learning experience, you will receive access to each module after completing the activities and quiz of the previous module.
  • Make sure to view the material in the sequence it is provided in.
  • Don’t forget to complete all the activities and the end of the module quiz.
  • The learning activities are there for your practice and to check your understanding, therefore you are strongly encouraged to complete them throughout the module.
  • The end-of-module quizzes are graded and timed and you only have one attempt to complete it.

There will be an in-person final exam in the LALT labs during the scheduled times in the semester. Students will be asked to sign up for an exam slot later in the semester.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify key online and onsite information resources and services that are provided to students and faculty.
  • Utilize search strategies to find appropriate and relevant information on a topic.
  • Recognize methods and tools for organizing digital and print resources for academic research.
  • Differentiate between the categories of information in various fields of study.
  • Evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information sources for academic and career-related research.
  • Analyze the impact of cultural, educational, and social dimensions on information.
  • Apply legal, ethical, and privacy standards to the use of information, including accurately citing sources.
  • Identify best practices for researching a real-world problem by combining all the knowledge you’ve acquired throughout the course.

If you have any questions about this course, visit the RIS office (first floor, main library building, room 1029), phone +20.2.2615.3397, or send us an email at You can also book a virtual or in-person appointment during our office hours.

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