Competencies for Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy

ICT Literacy Competencies

California ICT Digital Literacy Assessments and Curriculum Framework
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BASIC ELEMENTS OF DIGITAL LITERACY
Elements Definitions Competencies
Access Knowing about and knowing how to collect and/or retrieve information. Search, find, and retrieve information in digital environments.
Manage Applying an existing organizational or classification scheme. Conduct a rudimentary and preliminary organization of accessed information for retrieval and future application.
Integrate Interpreting and representing information - summarizing, comparing, and contrasting. Interpret and represent information by using ICT tools to synthesize, summarize, compare, and contrast information from multiple sources.
Evaluate Making judgments about the quality, relevance, usefulness, or efficiency of information. Judge the currency, appropriateness, and adequacy of information and information sources for a specific purpose (including determining authority, bias, and timelines of materials).
Create Generating information by adapting, applying, designing, inventing, or authoring information. Adapt, apply, design, or invent information in ICT environments (to describe an event, express an opinion, or support a basic argument, viewpoint or position).
Communicate Communicate information persuasively to meet needs of various audiences through use of an appropriate medium. Communicate, adapt, and present information properly in its context (audience, media) in ICT environments and for a peer audience.
Note: Existing international and national digital literacy frameworks and assessment instruments all share these common elements.

Apply Technology Effectively

  1. Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information.
     
  2. Use digital technologies (computers, PDAs, media players, GPS, etc), communication/networking tools and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy.
     
  3. Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technologies.
Partnership for the 21st Century Literacy Assessment http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/21stcent/index.html
Partnership for the 21st Century ICT Literacy Webpage http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_
content&task=view&id=350&Itemid=120

More ICT Literacy Resources

ETS ICT Literacy Assessment
for high school and college students
http://ets.org/ictliteracy

Educause Learning Initiative http://www.educause.edu/eli

United Kingdom Online Assessment
for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders
http://www.qca.org.uk/26.aspx

The Collegiate Learning
Assessment Project
http://www.cae.org/content/pro_collegiate.htm

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