Working With Information: How to Identify the Essentials and Make the Right Decisions

Developing critical thinking and mastering various methods of working with information

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What you will get:

Learn to work with information and apply it correctly.
Master the skill of critical thinking for making decisions while working with information.
Find out how to search for reliable and useful information and properly analyze it.
Study the rules of storytelling to help you present the data and insights from your analysis in a clear and interesting way.
Learn to visualize information to convey it to people.

About this course

Information is a valuable resource in the 21st century. Every day there's more and more of it, and we find it more difficult to determine its value. Nowadays, we perceive information superficially and contribute to the development of clip thinking. But we can change it! You just need to master various methods of working with information. And our online course will help you with this.

During the training, you will learn to analyze information, highlight the essentials, and make the right decisions. You will study various methods of working with information. After completing the course, your knowledge of information, its systematization and analysis will expand significantly. It will help you in day-to-day decision making and in a professional environment. You will be able to develop, constantly learn new things and become more successful every day!
Skills you will get:
  • Decision-making
  • Collection of information

Course structure

Lesson 1. Information and its types

21:53 min
1 quiz
1 case
In this lesson, you will delve deeper into the types and properties of information, as well as the purpose of its use. Understanding how to use certain information will help you achieve your goals in business and in everyday life. The ability to apply information is a key skill in the modern world. Thanks to this skill, we can adapt to various changes, develop creativity, and generate new ideas. All this helps to be in demand in the labor market. With Lectera, you will learn how to be successful in the information age.

Additionally, you will receive a critical thinking map to help you make decisions while working with information. Moreover, you will discover ways to stay creative at all times.

Lesson 2. Searching for information

8:31 min
1 quiz
1 case
Have you ever gone online searching for something specific and spent twenty minutes unsuccessfully trying to find what you were looking for? We know the struggle. To prevent this from happening, you need to develop the skill of searching for information properly. In this lesson, we will teach you how to do this.

Additionally, you will learn to recognize fake news and study special modifiers that will make it easier to find information on the Internet.

Lesson 3. Key steps of data analysis

10:11 min
1 quiz
1 case
You already know that you can find any information on the Internet. You just need to know how to search for it. Yet, collecting data doesn't produce meaningful results without analyzing it. You will only get bare figures and facts, but you will not know what to do next. Therefore, in this lesson you will receive tips that will help you to correctly analyze information and draw the right conclusions. You will take a detailed look at a step-by-step data analysis plan, and I will show you how to correctly interpret your results.

Additionally, you will receive a data cleansing guide. Furthermore, you will study tools to help you analyze data efficiently.

Lesson 4. Presenting information using visualization

11:30 min
1 quiz
1 case
Good data visualization is critical for analyzing data and making decisions based on it. It allows you to quickly and easily notice and interpret connections and ties and identify emerging trends that would not attract your attention in the form of raw data. To convey the results of the analysis to people who did not take part in its process, you need to correctly present it. You will learn how to do this in this lesson.

In addition, you will learn about the best services for data visualization and study the rules of storytelling that will help you clearly and interestingly present your data and insights obtained during the analysis.

Lesson 5. Data-driven decision making

11:23 min
1 quiz
1 case
Modern software allows us to study and understand business in a different way. If in the past we were guided only by basic statistics, now we have a lot of complex data available. Data-driven decision making (known as DDDM) is the practice of collecting and analyzing relevant data to validate decisions. It is based on the idea that decisions should be taken based on the analysis of numbers, and not on intuition and personal experience. DDDM is one of the most trending areas in various fields of business and science. In this lesson, you will discover how this approach is used in the digital world.

In addition, you will learn about ways to apply design thinking and find out what cognitive effects have a negative impact on your decisions.

Lesson 6. Working with information using systematization

10:49 min
1 quiz
1 case
Information technology has become an integral part of our life. Most companies have various information systems that automate their activities. The main advantage of building such systems is that you can thoroughly study all your work processes and make improvements where necessary. Systematization helps you understand how the main business functions run, as well as their structure and impact on other business operations. In this lesson, you will find out how to work with information using systematization.

In the additional materials, you'll find ways to organize your work and get the tools to help you be more efficient in your work and personal tasks.

Lesson 7. Data security

11:51 min
1 quiz
1 case
Today, the issue of information security concerns every Internet user. The more developed electronic communications become, the worse the situation is. More and more personal information gets leaked online, be it personal and business correspondence or photographs. Consequently, the risks of data breaches are increasing. If a hacker manages to gain access to user accounts, that user risks their reputation and money.

In a corporate environment, data security breaches can ultimately endanger the lives of employees and destroy entire companies. In this lesson, you will learn the Zero Trust concept, which can help you secure corporate data.

Read the additional materials to find out more about the basic rules of cybersecurity and what mistakes people usually make when choosing passwords.

Lesson 8. Effective work with large quantities of data

10:02 min
1 quiz
1 case
In today's world, data literacy is a key skill, and its relevance will only grow in the future. In this lesson, you will learn how to efficiently work with large amounts of information. We will teach you the most popular and proven methods for structuring and processing information. Consequently, they will help you to effectively structure and memorize any information.

Additionally, you will receive a list of tools to help you create mind maps in electronic format. Moreover, you will discover how to learn faster.


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate in your email. It will confirm the knowledge and skills you will have acquired.



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