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Assessment of Information and Technological Literacy

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APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major

GOAL 6: Information and Technological Literacy: Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.

6.1 Demonstrate information competence at each stage in the following process: formulate a researchable topic; locate and choose relevant sources from appropriate media, use selected sources after evaluating their suitability; read and accurately summarize the general scientific literature of psychology.

6.2 Use appropriate software to produce understandable reports of the psychological literature, methods, and statistical and qualitative analyses in APA or other appropriate style, including graphic representations of data.

6.3 Use information and technology ethically and responsibly.

6.4 Demonstrate these computer skills: use basic software programs, search the Web, use proper etiquette and security safeguards when communicating through e-mail.

 

Assessment tools

iSkills

Internet and Computing Core Certificate

Computer Skills Placement

North Carolina Computer Skills Test

Assessment of Basic Computer Proficiency

READI

Homegrown (e.g., work with librarians to develop a tool; portfolio)

 

Source:

Landrum, E. & McCarthy, M. (2010). Assessing Student Skills in the Undergraduate Psychology Major. Best Practices Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

 

Rubrics

AAC&U VALUE Rubric: Information Literacy Based on the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) standards.  

     Components of the rubric:

Determine the extent of information needed

Access the needed information

Evaluate information and its sources critically

Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose

Access and use information ethically and legally

 

 

 

 

 

 

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