e-Citizen program – Block 2: Information Search – handbook

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CONTENTS:

2.1. Searching

2.1.01. Understanding the term “search engine”

2.1.02. Using keyword search tools

2.1.03. Combining search criteria

2.1.04. Browsing the web site – using hyperlinks, iconic links and other navigation tools.

2.1.05. Combined search for information.

2.1.06. Copy and paste option for web site text or url.

2.1.07. Saving pictures from the web sites.

2.1.08. Saving web pages.

2.1.09. Printing web pages.

2.1.10. Adding web pages to favorites.

2.2 Preventive measures.

2.2.01. Understanding the problems and risks of spam e-mail and taking preventive measures.

2.2.02. Understanding the problems and risks of viruses and taking preventive measures.

2.2.03. Understanding the need for safe internet access and some of the security implementation techniques.

2.2.04. Dangers of conveying confidential/private data on the internet and taking preventive measures.

2.2.05. Getting acquainted with consumers’ rights and preventive measures available to citizen when ordering and shopping merchandise online.

2.2.06. Understanding the consequences of using unsafe web pages and the risks of enticing and unreliable information. Taking preventive measures.

2.2.07. Problems and risks of children accessing internet unsupervised. Preventive and parental control of the web access.

2.3 Information: access – downloading – using

2.3.01.news: searching for and finding local and national news, other media /(TV, radio) and corporate news.

2.3.02. The government: searching for information on government departments and services, current initiatives, laws and legislation, local and central issues, public statistics.

2.3.03. Consumer. Information on available services, such as banking, traveling, shopping, public events and cultural manifestations. Information on new offers, merchandise availability, upcoming performances.

2.3.04. Traveling: searching for information on timetables (airplane, train, bus), the availability of seats, holidays, hotels reservations, etc.

2.3.05.education/schooling: finding information on education and courses (universities, colleges, schools, including e-learning)  and enrollment. Searching for information and library references.

2.3.06. Employment: searching for news on employment, looking for a job, information on hiring, social and pension benefits and funds.

2.3.07. Health: searching for information on public health system, private practices, alternative medicine, drug surveillance and health insurance.

2.3.08. Interest groups: searching for information on society groups, voluntary organizations, special interest groups, discussion groups, notice boards, etc.

2.3.09. Business; searching for corporate information and using the intranet and extranet for business connections.

 

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