06 April 2009


Information Literacy:
the ability “to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information--from the American Library Association


Media literacy: “being able to critically evaluate media, use media, and produce one’s own communication through the use of visual and audio media.” Information Age Inquiry, Indiana University, http://virtualinquiry.com/inquiry/media.htm

Visual literacy: “the ability to understand and produce visual messages.” 21st Century Literacies: Visual Literacy, AT&T Knowledge Net, http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/21stcent/visual.html

ICT literacy: “using digital technology, communications tools, and/or networks to access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information in order to function in a knowledge society.” Digital Transformation: A Framework for ICT Literacy, Educational Testing Service, http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/Information_and_Communication_Technology_Literacy/ictreport.pdf

Digital literacy: “an individual can read and write digitally in order to ‘access the Internet; find, manage and edit digital information; join in communications; and otherwise engage with an online information and communications network.” Leigh Blackall, Digital literacy: how it affects teaching practices and networked learning futures—a proposal for action research, The Knowledge Tree, 7 October 2005, http://knowledgetree.flexiblelearning.net.au/edition07/download/c_blackall.doc

1 comment:

Leigh Blackall said...

Hi Judith, thanks for the citation.

That article was written some time ago, and while for me not a lot has changed, I have attempted to expend on it some, and then to simplify it.

In 2006 I came up with the idea of a cycle of progressive steps in developing digital literacy (that might now be better fitted with media literacy these days). The cycle moves through stages of "access", "interpret" and "create".

More info on this at: http://wikieducator.org/Digital_information_literacy

Also, here's a video I made explaining my thoughts on the topic back in 2006: http://blip.tv/file/84835