Course detail

Information Education and Literacy

FIT-IVGAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course is designed as a nine-week e-learning course. Teaching primarily focuses on the practical use of information resources, institutions and services provided by them, with aiming the Faculty of Information Technology. The objective is to teach students to work with other available electronic information resources with the possibility of their practical use in the study or professional work.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After completing the course, the students will be able to:

  • Know and use their professional information sources in classical and electronic form,
  • effectively use a variety of search tools,
  • know the basics of theoretical texts,
  • navigate in the environment of libraries and BUT libraries,
  • understand the ethical and legal issues from the world of information and information technology.

  • After completing the course, the students will be able to:
  • Find and select relevant sources of information needed,
  • use library information services for the study and practice,
  • cite printed and electronic documents
  • use the citation manager.
  • Prerequisites

    We expect that students have the high school level knowledge of using computers.


    Not applicable.

    Recommended optional programme components

    Not applicable.

    Recommended or required reading

    KRČÁL, Martin a Zuzana TEPLÍKOVÁ. Naučte (se) citovat. 1. vyd. Blansko:, 2014, 156 s., [46] s. příl., ISBN 978-80-260-6074-1.
    ČSN ISO 690. Informace a dokumentace - Pravidla pro bibliografické odkazy a citace informačních zdrojů. Praha: Úřad pro technickou normalizaci, metrologii a státní zkušebnictví, 2011. Třídicí znak 01 0197.

    Planned learning activities and teaching methods

    Not applicable.

    Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

    Scoring written assignments and tests.
    Exam prerequisites:
    To get the credit, the student must meet both of the following requirements:

  • To do all tasks and tests,
  • to get at least 85 points the sum of all written assignments and tests (at least 85 points out of 100).

  • Language of instruction

    Czech, English

    Work placements

    Not applicable.


    To be information literate means to realize when and why you need information, to be able to find relevant information, to learn to recognize quality information, and to be able to enjoy and process it. The aim of the subject is to learn to recognize and understand the information needs, to be able to navigate through the available sources of information, to learn to seek properly from these sources, to recognize the quality of the results found, to be able to process correctly the results, to learn how to use and share information responsibly and ethically correctly.

    Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

    e-Learning course, no controlled participation in lectures. Knowledge of learners is verified with tests and written assignments.

    Classification of course in study plans

    • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 1 credit, elective

    • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

      branch BIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 1 credit, elective

    Type of course unit



    13 hours, compulsory

    Teacher / Lecturer


    1. Information institutions (10 points)
    2. Sources of experts information + Internet search (20 points)
    3. Time management + Knowledge organization (10 points)
    4. Creative techniques + Effective reading (5 points)
    5. Presentation of information (10 points)
    6. Evaluation of information (20 points)
    7. References I (10 points)
    8. References II (10 points)
    9. Text creation (5 points)