Definition: Information Competency is the ability to recognize when information is needed, and to access, locate, evaluate, synthesize, and use and communicate information in various formats.
An information competent student should be able to:
Recognize when information is necessary
Access technology appropriate to his/her information needs
Develop effective research strategies
Locate, retrieve and use information in a variety of formats
Critically evaluate and synthesize information
Competently use computers and other information technology
Use a variety of information technology tools to facilitate communication
Understand the legal and ethical issues relating to information and its use.
This definition was recommended by the COS Campus Curriculum Committee and adopted by the College of Sequoias Academic Senate in 2001.
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