Below is my response to this week’s discussion assignment.
Explain your understanding of information literacy. Choose three example concepts or skills from Module 1 of your course textbook and explain how these concepts illustrate your understanding. Be sure to cite your course textbook.
The text states that “information literacy is the ability to identify a need for information and successfully locate, evaluate, and use that information ethically and legally for a determined purpose” (Von Winckelmann, 2015, 1.1). Three concepts or skills that help explain my understanding of information literacy are being able to effectively implement the essential functions listed below:
Explain how these concepts apply to you as a college student. Why do students need to learn information literacy? Explain why these concepts apply to your personal or professional life and how you will apply them.
According to the roadmap to success guide, these concepts will increase my chances of achieving good grades and will expand my learning capacity, academically, personally, and professionally. Information literacy will enable me to more efficiently manage time and balance obligations in my academic, professional, and personal life to avoid overwhelm and burnout on my journey to success.
Proficiency with these concepts will help me identify potential threats and misleading, or outdated, information that could jeopardize the credibility of my research, assignments, and work. It will help me maintain my integrity and reputation, as well as, protect me from possible legal ramifications and other negative consequences, both academically and professionally. Finally, these vital concepts will enable me to find the answers that I need when seeking information, albeit researching a class assignment, job searching, or just seeking helpful advice on a plethora of other subject matters.
Von Winckelmann, S. (2015). Information literacy in the digital age [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/