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Information Literacy and Technology Literacy (ILTL)

GOAL:  To incorporate selected information appropriately, recognizing that accurate and authoritative information is the basis of intelligent decision-making

as measured by students being able to:

Information Literacy

  • Identify the nature and extent of the information needed for a specific purpose.
  • Differentiate the roles of books, periodicals and online sources in the information-seeking process.
  • Access and manage information using a broad repertoire of appropriate strategies.
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically for reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias.
  • Document research accurately to demonstrate an understanding of the socio-economic and legal issues (copyright, intellectual property, plagiarism, information privacy and security) surrounding the ethical use of information.

Technology Literacy

  • Identify available technology resources and services (i.e., computer labs, BeachBoard services, online help, etc.).
  • Demonstrate basic competencies in the use of computers such as learning management systems, basic email communication and word processing.
  • Recognize the potential uses of applications such as spreadsheets, databases, graphics and presentation programs in order to use them productively.
  • Use digital media and formats to communicate and work collaboratively with peers, experts and others to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
  • Transfer existing knowledge to new technologies to illustrate creativity.
  • Obtain, store, and disseminate text, data, images, or audio legally.


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