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Outcome: Identify and examine the underlying power and value structures of information.
The Power and Value of Information

Topics Include

The Value of Personal Information

social media; search engine algorithms and ads; collection and use of personal data; big data
Privacy and Security personal privacy; information protection (e.g. FOIP); digital locks; implications of sharing information online; passwords; anonymous browsing
Information has Value cost of information (e.g. monetary, labour, privacy); institutional or organizational access; privilege of access; perceived status or value of dissemination formats
Open Access definition of OA; cost to produce OA works; benefits and limitations of publishing OA
Missing Voices global and societal discrepancies in access, participation, and representation in scholarly conversations; systematic exclusion of voices
Note: Outcomes and supporting material informed by and based on the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.