What is Information Literacy? - Definition & Importance


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Which of the following best fills in the blank in this definition of information literacy?: The set of abilities people need to recognize when information is needed and to locate, _____, and effectively use the needed information.

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1. Information literacy is a set of skills needed for many reasons. Which of the following is NOT a reason to become proficient at information literacy?

2. If you were to use information literacy to research the idea of the effect video games have on teenagers' brains, which of the following technology based sources below would be the most viable for valid information?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is information literacy? You can check your knowledge of this concept and its importance in learning by completing the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can see how much you know about:

  • A good source of information when researching for a given study
  • Why the challenge of processing information is much greater today than in the past
  • Reasons to become proficient at information literacy
  • What to do next after evaluating the credibility of the info you've found

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on information literacy
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of information literacy to recognize what is and is not a reason for becoming proficient with it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a sample scenario of using information literacy during research

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called What is Information Literacy? - Definition & Importance to continue studying this concept. You can analyze more topics like:

  • Different mediums to access information
  • How to comprehend information effectively
  • What information literacy focuses on
  • Information literacy in the digital age