In order to be able to find, evaluate, use, communicate, and appreciate information in all its various formats, students must be able to demonstrate the following skills:
1. Formulate and state a research question, problem, or issue not only within the conceptual framework of a discipline, but also in a manner in which others can readily understand and cooperatively engage in the search.
2. Determine the information requirements for a research question, problem, or issue in order to formulate a search strategy that will use a variety of resources.
3. Locate and retrieve relevant information, in all its various formats, using, when appropriate, technological tools.
4. Organize information in a manner that permits analysis, evaluation, synthesis, and understanding.
5. Create and communicate information effectively using various media.
6. Understand the ethical, legal, and socio-political issues surrounding information.
7. Understand the techniques, points of view, and practices employed in the presentation of information from all sources.
For more information, see http://www.csupomona.edu/~kkdunn/ictaskforce.html TLC 1/01