|Runetica / Internet search course / Briefly in English|
Heuristic is the art and science of discovery and creativity in a complex subject area like history is. (The word comes from the same Greek root as eureka, which means I find.) You do read, write or speak out publicly, but can you carry out professional search? It becomes a fundamental professional skill in intellectual pursuits of todays information society. The rapid growth and dynamic development of information resources (primarily in the World Wide Web) obliges us to have different skills of
This course focuses on main characteristics of the life of academic information (its development and diffusion), and on basic algorithms of data retrieval. Key concepts of information theory, Internetics and
The goals of the course is to learn students the basic information search (factual, bibliographic, and documentary), to show the development of the algorithms and search technologies, to take a closer look at electronic resources, and to advance the quick wit of audience in heuristic manner.
This course consists of four interrelated areas: theoretical introduction (Internetics and information theory), and practical units including the three pillars of information retrieval services: factual, bibliographic and documentary search.
(Methodological notes on the course were presented at the 10th conference of Russian Association for History and Computing during the session Information technology in the historical education, and they were published in The Newsletter for History and Computing (in Russian).
|1.||Internetics: history, technology and studies of Internet.|
Information theory and society
|2.||Factual search. Search directories||4|
|4.||Meta-search systems and programs||4|
|5.||Encyclopedias, references, dictionaries on-line||2|
|6.||Bibliographic search: libraries, catalogues, programs||4|
|7.||Documentary search: digital documents, e-libraries, e-journals||4|
|8.||Deep Web: multimedia, databases, knowledge bases and files search||2|
|9.||News search (blogs and forums), contacts, institutions, agencies, fundraising||2|
|10.||Internet-heuristics strategies: summarizing information retrieval skills||4|
Assessments include the following elements:
|© Runetica: профессиональная интернет эвристика. Шеф бюро интернет-находок Андрей Володин.|