Distinguishing ICT Literacy from Information Literacy

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Distinguishing ICT Literacy from Information Literacy. Philip Candy NHSU Institute phil.candy@nhsu.org.uk. Competence: Adequate ICT literacy. A basic literacy for the 21 st Century - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Distinguishing ICT Literacy from Information LiteracyPhilip CandyNHSU Institutephil.candy@nhsu.org.uk

  • Competence: Adequate ICT literacyA basic literacy for the 21st CenturyICT literacy is using digital technology, communications tools, and/or networks to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information in order to function in a knowledge society (ICT Literacy Panel, 2002)European Computer Driving LicenceCan ICT literacy be context free?Intergenerational differences confidence and competenceMany users are self-taughtCollaboration between formal education, workplaces and communities

  • Hierarchy of ICT Literacy(Market Equity, 2002, p. 19)

  • Competence: Appropriate information literacyAnother basic literacy for the 21st CenturyTo be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needs and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information (ALA Presidential Commission, 1989)the acquisition of those skills by all citizens should be treated as a basic human right NCLIS 2002Widespread support, but different conceptions formal education, government, employers and professions, librarians and information specialistsALIA 2001 Statement on Information Literacy for All Australians

  • ALIA Statement on Information Literacy for all Australians (2001)Principle A thriving national and global culture, economy and democracy will be best advanced by people able to recognise their need for information, and identify, locate, access, evaluate and apply the needed information.StatementInformation literacy is a prerequisite for: participative citizenship; social inclusion; the creation of new knowledge; personal, vocational, corporate and organisational empowerment; and, learning for life.

  • Information literacy skillsDifference between IL and ICT LiteracyBlended conceptRange depending on demands of taskOnly generic to an extent must be enterprise specificSurface and Deep web how to find what is neededInformation literate workers part of a firms (or nations) competitive edge.

  • Two different kinds of literacyICT LiteracyGeneric and domain specific elementsPartnership between IT and subject specialistsCumulative and hierarchicalVarious elements or componentsEvolves over timePublished guides to assist learnersInformation LiteracyGeneric and domain specific elementsPartnership between Info. and subject specialistsCumulative and hierarchicalVarious elements or components Evolves over timePublished guides to assist learners

  • Competence: Digital literacyA new hybrid concept that blends ICT literacy and information literacyto be deeply literate in the digital world means being skilled at deciphering complex images and sounds as well as syntactical subtleties of words. Above all, it means being at home in a shifting mixture of words, images and sounds (Lanham, 1995, p. 161)The ability to navigate in cyberspace and to negotiate hypertext documents is separate both from ICT literacy and from information literacy, but entails elements of both

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