Information Literacy in Today's World

Abstract:

It has always been important for students to synthesize and evaluate what they read. In today’s world of TMI (too much information), students need even more skills to assess what they see and hear from a variety of sources including TV, books, magazines, newspapers, billboards, and especially Web sites. A variety of techniques for helping us all evaluate what we take in are available. Let’s see what’s already in place, and begin to develop effective processes specific to our own students.