In today's information rich world finding your way around can be daunting and you can easily become disoriented or lost. Here is quick guide.
The Learning Exchange is IRISS’s digital library of multimedia learning materials, audio and video, policy documents and research findings. Specialist organisations - for example, Shared Care Scotland and SCLD - are invited to contribute material to their own collections, which makes the Learning Exchange a great way for these organisations to publish and share material on the web. Link: lx.iriss.org.uk
As well as Advanced Search, Google also offers a number of other search tools such as Scholar, books, blogs, videos and images. You can even go shopping if you wish!
According to Jane Hart, the author of the Social Learning Handbook, working is “no longer about knowing how to do things, but knowing where to find out how to do things”.
The effective use of knowledge and information is central to realising the vision set out in Changing Lives of person-centred social services, delivered by a confident and competent workforce. The Knowledge Management Strategy for the social services recognises the importance of information literacy, the art of finding and sharing information.