Information Literacy and Computer Literacy: How Can It Make a Difference in Your Classroom? Amy Glass and Paulette Sibrel Celebration of Learning 2011
“Teaching, or more accurately ensuring learning, continues to be the mission of community colleges, their faculty…
…and their libraries.” Warren, Leslie A. "Information Literacy in Community Colleges: Focused on Learning." Reference & User Services Quarterly 45.4: 297-303.
“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.” American Library Association. Presidental Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report. Chicago: American Library Association, 1989. Information Literacy is…
Very much related and interwoven Information Literacy vs. Computer Literacy Skills
Components of an information literate individual
Determine the extent of information needed Access the needed information effectively and efficiently Evaluate information and its sources critically An information literate individual can…
Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose Understand the economic, legal and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally An information literate individual can…
"Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education." Association of College and Research Libraries. American Lib. Assn., 2000. http://bit.ly/6UMQ.
How will ICC define Computer Literacy? How will ICC implement our standard? Computer literacy
Shares skills of evaluation of information with information literacy
Focus is on the understanding of and skills in using the devices and associated software.
You might think of computer literacy and information literacy as two sides of the same coin.
Computer literacy usuallly
Often seen as having three levels of skills Foundational (Basic) Intermediate Proficient Computer literacy
May include: Keyboarding Log on/off Power on/off Open/close files and applications Cut/Copy/Paste Identifying and using basic parts and devices Using a web browser Printing and using Print Preview Compose/Send/Reply in email ICC specific Blackboard E-services Foundational (Basic)
May include: File/Folder Management Locate/Save/Retrieve Saving in various formats Understanding directories Printing Selecting appropriate printer Using page setup Web pages Bookmarks URLs Domain names Create web page documents Save/copy images/documents Troubleshoot common technology problems (Print queues, network connectivity, etc.) Intermediate
May include: Word Processing and Desktop Publishing Formatting text/paragraphs (Spacing, Columns, Indents) Inserting graphics (Clip art, Text boxes) Using Tools – Find/Sort/Change/Replace/Highlight/Rotate/Edit/Number keys Spreadsheets Cells, Rows and Columns – Moving/Copying/Formatting/Inserting/Deleting/Selecting Using and selecting Charts and other graphic elements Using simple formulas Principles of data analysis Intermediate (Cont.)
May include: Databases Use Wizard or Design View to create database Define and modify database fields Use/Find/Sort Edit records Set Attributes Presentations Format/Modify/Rotate text Create/Select/Insert/Move/Resize/Modify images, sounds, video, charts and spreadsheets Using scanner/digital camera Insert hyperlinks Email Netiquette Add/save attachments Use “carbon copy” Intermediate (Cont.)
May include: Email Distribution lists Blind Carbon Copy Organizing email folders Web searching Boolean searches Discussion boards History Create websites Finding and Evaluating Information Attach and use peripheral devices Locate and use accessibility features Use and save compressed files View file and folder properties Proficient
May include: Word Processing and Desktop Publishing Insert tables/animation/sound/spreadsheets/graphs/charts/formulas Edit tables/table layout Format text Save as another format Troubleshoot formatting Customize software and toolbars Adjust page view Use function keys Spreadsheets Create/use for assessment/productivity/problem solving Create complex formulas Use advanced graph features/filter option/”hide and show” option Import/insert digital elements Save as another format Proficient (Cont.)
May include: Database Create query Generate report Filter data Use “hide and show” Insert graphics/digital files Presentations Create presentations using navigation buttons/non-linear design Work in various modes/views Format text Modify toolbars Adjust page view/presentation timing/action/looping Import animations/sounds/multimedia files/applications Edit master slides Save in other formats Proficient (Cont.)
“What should they know?” “Ability to obtain, store, retrieve, manipulate and evaluate” and Assessing Information/Computer Literacy Learning
Project SAILS www.projectsails.org Library 111 – Research Survival Skills Part of project to create an “information literacy rubric” specifically for community colleges. Information Literacy Assessment