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Information & Media literacy

  • Determines the nature
    and extent of information needed
  • Accesses the needed information
    effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluates information
    and its sources critically and incorporates selected
    information into his or her knowledge base
    and value system
  • Uses information effectively
    to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understands many of the
    economic, legal, and social issues surrounding
    the use of information, and accesses and
    uses information ethically and legally

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S. L. Faisal 10 years ago
Definitions of Information literacy on the Web:
* Several conceptions and definitions of information literacy have become prevalent. For example, one conception defines information literacy in terms of a set of competencies that an informed citizen of an information society ought to possess to participate intelligently and actively in that ...
* the ability to locate, understand, evaluate, utilize, and convey information at home, at work, and in the community.
* Skill in locating and evaluating information. The term literacy was originally, and is most often, applied to written communication; however, it can also be applied to other forms, as in media literacy, computer literacy. Top of page
* The American Library Association defines information literacy as a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. ...