2017 Information Literacy I 3b(IL1)

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Academic unit or major
Basic science and technology courses
Wakita Ken 
Class Format
Lecture / Exercise     
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed1-2(South Bldg. 4 3F Network Comm. Training Room 1)  
Course number
Academic year
Offered quarter
Syllabus updated
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Language used
Access Index

Course description and aims

You were born digital. Are you ready for effectively utilizing information resources in your academic life? This course mainly focuses on the ability to access information, and covers (1) general knowledge to live in the e-society, (2) practical digital skills to smoothly live in the age of information, and (3) skills of accessing academic information resources that our university offers you. The course also promotes a norm of action for you to participate in the e-society as a responsible member.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Grasp various information resources that our university offers,
2) Understand the organization of the computer network infrastructure and effectively use it in their academic life,
3) Smoothly exchange ideas and data in e-society utilizing information technology


Information literacy

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Each class starts with a lecture and is followed by exercise problems related to the lecture. Students must prepare for class by reading specified part of the textbook.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Invitation to the "cyber university" The age of information and netizens, information ethics policy, information resources provided by TITECH, Access to Tokyo Tech portal, the Tokyo Tech Mail system
Class 2 Information infrastructure Tokyo Tech portal and TSUBAME portal, the organization of the file system, setting e-mail softwares on personal computers and mobiles.
Class 3 Exchanging ideas in the cyber-space E-mail, Chat systems, Bulletin Board Systems, Netiquet, Digital security, Protection of privacy, Flaming
Class 4 Searching library resources Access to academic research offered from the Tokyo Tech library.
Class 5 Accessing academic resources Searching for academic publications
Class 6 Internet and Web Internet services, integrating with mobile devices, information utilization and participation to information society
Class 7 Information security and Information ethics Law and Ethics, Media literacy



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Pointers to all materials used in class will be made accessible via OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

The grade will be based on your ability to utilize the computer infrastructure and academic information resources provided by our university. The course scores are based on quiz and exercise problems. There is not a term-end examination.

Related courses

  • LAS.I112 : Information Literacy II
  • LAS.I121 : Computer Science I
  • LAS.I122 : Computer Science II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites

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