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:
- 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.
- 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 e-mail 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.