Information Literacy

Information literacy is critically important because we are surrounded by a growing ocean of information in all formats. Not all information is created equal: some is authoritative, current, reliable, but some is biased, out of date, misleading, false. The amount of information available is going to keep increasing. The types of technology used to access, manipulate, and create information will likewise expand.

Information Literacy is the ability to identify what information is needed, understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources critically, using and citing that information appropriately.

In a world of information overload, it is vital for students to not only find information but also determine its validity and appropriateness. It is alarming to read ICT's report that 77% of students surveyed were unable to identify credible, reliables sources of information.

• InfoWhelm YouTube Video
• The Filter Bubble or NOT - TED Talk
Google Response to Filter Bubble: Localization NOT Personalization a Bigger Problem

Beyond Cut & Paste: Engaging Students with Questions of Import
• How Much Do You Know About InfoFluency a la November
• Digital Investigator Training a la IMSA - Practice Modules
Information Literary Resources [quizzes - strategies] a la November
Website Evaluation
Wizard Tools for Info Fluency a la IMSA

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