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ERIC Number: ED463795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-10
Pages: 29
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Implementing the "Information Competency" Graduation Requirement in California Community Colleges: A Chronology of Sources, and Lists.
Brose, Friedrich
This document offers a chronology of sources regarding the implementation of an information competency graduation requirement in California community colleges. The Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges defines information competency as the ability to find, evaluate, use, and communicate information in various formats. The definition also involves the use of critical thinking, technology, and various research methods. The definition for information competency in some California community colleges is similar to the definition for information literacy used by community colleges in other states. The report states that society and industry are becoming more information or knowledge-based, so the ability to acquire and communicate information in various formats is fast becoming a requirement for any profession. The report provides a chronological history for the term "information competency," including applicable legislation, definition changes, national guidelines, and various community college committee recommendations. The report highlights events that are significant and relevant to California community colleges, and it looks at the current state of the information competency graduation requirement as it is defined and utilized by some California community colleges. Appendices include listings with hundreds of Web sites and references on information competency. (MKF)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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