Media and Information Literacy in the Digital Age
Digital information is how we consume information, but how do we know when information is false or that we know we need to improve our media and information literacy skills?
The digital age has surfaced more information than ever before. Today, individuals must be able to recognise when information is true or false and understand how to locate, accurately evaluate, effectively use and clearly communicate information in various formats. This is called information literacy and it’s a skill that can be acquired.
The information seeking behaviours of students is shaped during their academic years. But the skills they graduate with are not always the skills they need to successfully conduct research in the workplace.
What is Information Literacy?
- Recognize when information is needed
- Locate potential resources
- Develop appropriate search strategies and evaluate results
- Apply relevant knowledge to decision-making
How can you improve information literacy?
- Having access to the most relevant evidence-based content
- By means of powerful search technology to help with information evaluation
- Having an intuitive user experience, anytime, anywhere
The EBSCO SAAS suite for Research brings together the best in content, technology and user experience to transform the research workflow within academic institutions.
Post contributed by EBSCO, who kindly sponsored the Wednesday 7th July programme of FestivIL.