Information Literacy

  • Information Literacy

    Identifying, finding, evaluating and using information efficiently have been long standing academic goals, but never have they been more important than in the digital age. The rapid flow of information, often contradictory, makes evaluating validity, reliability, and credibility much more important for students. Closely related to copyright and creative credit, information literacy honors the work of others and their expertise while being critical consumers of varying perspectives.

    Key ways to develop information literacy skills:
    • Develop criteria for evaluating quality and credibility of websites
    • Be aware of techniques employed by marketers and tools that alter images
    • Apply refinement in using multiple search engines to increase the relevance and accuracy of search results

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