The information literacy landscape is constantly changing. Technologies and the ways in which people communicate evolve. Content is produced and distributed so quickly and across so many formats that it can feel overwhelming to keep up. Skills that allow students to find, evaluate, and communicate information have never been more important.
To reflect this environment, the multimedia content in Information Literacy – Core is regularly updated, responding to trends and changes while always teaching and maintaining at its core the essential critical-thinking skills students need to be discerning users and creators of information. New videos, engaging text and infographics, and checkpoints engage students and expand their knowledge, while new material for instructors helps facilitate lively lessons and activities. The content from InfoLit – Core can be used as a foundation for student skill development in information literacy, critical thinking, communication, and beyond.
This summer, four new tutorials were added to Information Literacy – Core.
Introduction to Fact-Checking
Fact-Checking empowers students to level up their information evaluation skills, going beyond the surface level information they encounter to dig into the accuracy and origins of the claims they find. The tutorial imparts tips and tricks used by professional fact checkers, including reading strategies, verification techniques, and more.
Evaluating Sources for Diverse Points of View
Evaluating Sources for Diverse Points of View gives students the tools they need to determine whether their sources (individually or as a whole) are presenting a range of perspectives. This crucial skill will not only enable students to broaden their own points of view, it will also strengthen their research and the arguments they make by taking into account the multiple ways in which an event or idea might be experienced.
Introduction to Geographic Literacy
Geographic literacy is an increasingly important tool for day-to-day life, for research purposes, and across careers. The new Introduction to Geographic Literacy tutorial, which includes a video on using maps and geographic technology, provides students with a foundation in this important area for their academic, personal, and professional lives.
InfoLit – Core provides resources on essential 21st-century skills that go well beyond research, including writing and communication. The new Oral Communication tutorial, which includes video and audio resources, provides students with an overview of different types of oral communication, vocal practices for projecting authority and engaging with an audience, and ways to create connection and communicate ideas effectively.
Plus, New Lesson Plans for Educators and More
In addition to these exciting new materials for students, we’ve also recently added new content for instructors. New activity and discussion questions have been added to our robust teacher guides, with suggestions and tips for incorporating the rich material of InfoLit – Core. Also new this year. educators can also find full-length lesson plans on some of the most popular topics, including News Literacy/Misinformation, Evaluating Sources, and Academic Integrity.
InfoLit – Core is, as always, full of additional content on information literacy, critical thinking, communication, and research skills, available to instructors and students at their point of need and mapped to national standards including the ACRL Framework.
What Is Information Literacy – Core?
Information Literacy – Core (also known as InfoLit – Core) uses innovative technology and proven pedagogy to build essential information literacy and critical-thinking skills that will help students thrive in their academic careers and beyond. Furthermore, the Credo Insights analytics tool allows you to measure student outcomes and demonstrate the value of foundational skills instruction at your institution.
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