Organization and Purpose -CSLA Website on Information Competence


Information
Competence
Mainpage
Basic
Internet
Skills
Accessing
Knowledge
Resources
Teaching
& Learning
Organization
& Purpose
Developers
Comments
Form
Cal State L.A. Website on Information Competence
Organization and Purpose

The CSU Project on Information Competence has agreed upon a set of 10 basic information competence skills. When used in an integrated process, these skills enable researchers to find, evaluate, use, and communicate academic information competently. The 10 Basic Skills are given below, together with information on how they are organized and incorporated within this Website.

The purpose of this CSLA Website on Information Competence is threefold:

  1. BASIC INTERNET SKILLS: to connect users with information available via the Internet which may help them learn or improve various information technology skills (see CSU Information Competence Skill Number 4, below).

  2. ACCESSING KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES: to connect users with information available via the Internet which may help them learn or improve skills concerned with locating and retrieving relevant information (see CSU Information Competence Skill Number 3, below).

  3. TEACHING AND LEARNING: to connect CSLA faculty with information concerning the integration of these skills into teaching across the curriculum and, particularly, as it may be applied toward Web-based courses.

    [SPECIAL NOTE: CSLA faculty who wish to create, or incorporate, Web-based technology into their coursework should look for technological assistance and support at the Faculty Instructional Techonology and Support Center. Technological information and support provided by that Center is not the purpose of this section of our Website, nor will it be duplicated herein.]

Here are the 10 basic information competence skills, together with how they are organized within this Website.

  1. Define the Research Topic
  2. These skills are covered in our CSLA Website Accessing Knowledge Resources.

    In addition, in our Teaching and Learning section you will find examples of how these skills are being taught in Web-based curricula available via the Internet.

  3. Determine the Information Requirements for the Research Question
  4. These skills are covered in our CSLA Website Accessing Knowledge Resources.

    In addition, in our Teaching and Learning section you will find examples of how these skills are being taught in Web-based curricula available via the Internet.

  5. Locate and Retrieve Relevant Information
  6. These skills are the major focus of our CSLA Website Accessing Knowledge Resources.

    In addition, in our Teaching and Learning section you will find examples of how these skills are being taught in Web-based curricula available via the Internet.

  7. Use Technological Tools For Accessing Information
  8. These skills are a major focus in our Website Basic Internet Skills.

    In addition, in our Teaching and Learning section you will find examples of how these skills are being taught in Web-based curricula available via the Internet.

  9. Evaluate Information
  10. These skills are covered in our CSLA Website Accessing Knowledge Resources.

  11. Organize and Synthesize Information
  12. In addition, in our Teaching and Learning section you will find examples of how these skills are being taught in Web-based curricula available via the Internet.

  13. Communicate Using a Variety of Information Technologies
  14. These skills are a major focus in our our Website Basic Internet Skills.

    In addition, in our Teaching and Learning section you will find examples of how these skills are being taught in Web-based curricula available via the Internet.

  15. Understand the Ethical, Legal, and Socio-political Issues Surrounding Information and Information Technology
  16. These skills are covered in our CSLA Website Accessing Knowledge Resources.

    In addition, in our Teaching and Learning section you will find examples of how these skills are being taught in Web-based curricula available via the Internet.

  17. Use, Evaluate, and Treat Critically Information Received From the Mass Media
  18. These skills are covered in our CSLA Website Accessing Knowledge Resources.

    In addition, in our Teaching and Learning section you will find examples of how these skills are being taught in Web-based curricula available via the Internet.

  19. Judge the Product and the Process
  20. Our Teaching and Learning section you will find examples of how these skills are being taught in Web-based curricula available via the Internet.


Cal State L.A.  |   University Library  |  
Faculty Instructional Techonology and Support Center  |  

Last updated (BC) 2/8/00