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Fitness Technology Seminar

Use this tool to understand how the research skills contained in the course outcomes, or other indicators, align with developmental stages of information literacy and critical thinking. See how PCC Librarians can help support the integration of research concepts and skills at levels appropriate to the course outcomes. This guide was prepared by the PCC librarians for Fitness Technology Seminar (FT 101)

Research support framework

The following shows where Fitness Technology Seminar fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Information Mediation
  • Are the qualities of the results what I need?
  • Can these information sources help support my thesis?
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
Academic inquiry
  • Directed searching in discipline-specific contexts
  • Connecting sources and integrating them

Library support of CCOGs

These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Research and apply data to choose a career path in the Health and Fitness industry.
Outcome assessment strategies relating to information literacy: 
  • Research papers
Course content relating to information literacy: 
  • Researching health and fitness issues by accessing and interpreting articles in health/fitness professional journals

Course integrated research support

These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.

Corresponding information literacy outcomes: 
  1. Select and search relevant library databases for general interest and peer-reviewed  articles about chosen topic
  2. Identify indicators of authority and reliability in information sources
  3. Compare data and statistics on fitness careers from various information sources



Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Identify relevant databases for topical and career information, and browse full text journals and magazines for industry specific periodicals
  2. Use peer-reviewed limit for searching library databases, and other indicators of authority such as documentary organizations and government agencies
  3. Identify sources for current and reliable career data
Bridging competencies: 
  • Adapt keywords for effective searching
  • Locate databases and online catalog on library home page