Saturday, January 26, 2013

Digital and Information Literacy Framework

The Open University Information Literacy Unit has developed a Digital and Information Literacy Framework. It identifies five skill areas: Understand and engage in digital practices; Find information; Critically evaluate information, online interactions and online tools; Manage and communicate information; and Collaborate and share digital content. It also looks at these skills across 5 levels of study (0, 1, 2, 3 and Masters). There is a companion website with short activities to address the various skills: Being Digital at This includes a self-assessment checklist. Thankd to Anthony Beal's Scoop-it for reminding me about this. I was sure I had blogged it when it went up recently, but I think that I must have just started drafting something, meaning to explore it later ;-( Anyway, an interesting framework to consider and some useful short activities that can be used by anyone.
Photo by Sheila Webber: snowy branches, Sheffield, January 2013

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