Course detail

Information Knowledge - Information Literacy

FSI-2IVAcad. year: 2011/2012

The most important part of the course are the study materials where is the study text itself. It‘s learning is needed for successful mastering of a corresponding chapter. There are the accompanying materials whose learning isn’t necessary but they help you to better understand the problem. Very important part of each chapter is the task situated at the end of the chapter. You can find in the course:
- the study guide
- the study materials in the form of a lecture with control questions
- text study materials
- self-checking tests
- tests and tasks
- sample animations
- links to the accompanying materials
- discussion groups for the up-to-date issues
- opinion poll about the course, contents of the course, work of the tutor
- discussions with the teacher (email, chat, office hours)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student should know after graduating:
- search and choose the relevant source of informations
- know and use professional information sources in classic or electronic form
- be able effectively use various searching engines
- using the library services for the study and the profession
- work with the scientific text
- orient in the world of libraries of BUT
- understand ethic and legal standards from the world of information and IT


There’s no need to have any special or professional skills. Basic knowledge of the work with the PC is enough.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Texty ze studijních opor předmětu (dostupné v Moodle).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The e-learning course will be proceed in the LMS Moodle.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The condition for finalization the course is the perform all tasks in each lessons and successful graduation of the end test.
There is a possibility to get 100 marks total. To get the credit students must get minimally 70 marks for whole course, in the end test must get minimally 10 marks.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


This course is aimed at practical use of information sources, institutions and the services they provide focused on the specific faculty.
The aim is to teach the student to work with the available electronic information sources with the possibility of their practical use during studies or scientific work.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory
    branch B-MTI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory
    branch B-MAI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory
    branch B-MET , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory
    branch B-FIN , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-S1R , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory
    branch B-STI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory

Type of course unit


Computer-assisted exercise

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


The course is structured as ten consequential chapters. They will be opened at the beginning of each week (on Monday). All necessary information to pass the chapter you will find in the study guide situated at the beginning of the chapter.

Chapter 01: Introduction to the course „Information Knowledge-Information Literacy“ (IKIL)
Chapter 02: Brno University of Technology (BUT)
Chapter 03: Fundamental terms from the library science, getting and working with information
Chapter 04: The information sources
Chapter 05: The information institutions
Chapter 06: The electronic information sources I
Chapter 07: The electronic information sources II
Chapter 08: The legal and ethics aspects of the work with information
Chapter 09: The fundamentals of writing the academic papers
Chapter 10: The final chapter – summary, the final test