Jul 01

1.1. Information acquisition

Even though the term of information acquisition is not something new, it creates new perceptions in such a vastly connected world in the beginning of the 3rd decade in the XXI century.  The American Library Association (ALA, 1989) defines information literacy as being able to ascertain what information is needed, understand how the information is […]

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Jul 01

1.2. Information evaluation

Why do we need to evaluate the information? Once you have found information that matches the topic and requirements of your research, you should analyse or evaluate these information sources. Evaluating information encourages you to think critically about the reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, point of view or bias of information sources. Just because a […]

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Jul 01

1.3. Digital information creation as a learning process

Information in any format is produced to convey a message and is shared via a selected delivery and distribution method. The iterative processes of researching, creating, revising, and sharing the information vary, therefore the whole process itself is a big part of the constant learning process while the information is being both created, consumed and […]

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Jul 01

2.1. Digital literacy as cultural approach

We are viewing a period of technological development that is both unprecedented and widely disruptive. In the short time since the Internet was created, much has changed, including the design of computer interfaces, the processing speed and portability of devices, the accessibility of information and knowledge, our methods of communication, the maintenance of our relationships, […]

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Jun 30

2.2. Reducing anxiety while developing digital skills and teaching

For some adults – including young adults – their incomplete use of the internet is linked with low literacy and numeracy, and to lacking the confidence and motivation to learn new skills and apply them in their lives. Digital skills are key to inclusion in society. Gaining these skills, along with the confidence and motivation […]

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Jun 30

2.3. Smart consumer concept

The fast development of user-friendly tech and immediate access to information has made the clients of today smart and aware. With ever increasing possibilities available at a tap of the touchscreen, consumer behaviour and preferences are forever in flux. When you hear the word consume – where does your mind go to? It probably starts […]

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Jun 30

2.4. Critical thinking and evaluation techniques

Using the Internet is probably a daily activity for many of you, but sometimes it’s such second nature we don’t stop to think about what underlies the information we use. We are now living in an era when information is widely available. Whenever people are faced with a question, their default response is ‘Google it’ […]

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Jun 30

2.5. Cultural perception and social understanding

Digital technologies have transformed the cultural scene profoundly. That technology has infiltrated our lives, you can now shop, bank, communicate, socialise, browse and collaborate with people on your smartphone or device. In this sense, we must know that digital culture is not only connected with the digitization of analogue terms, but it also refers to […]

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Jun 30

2.6. Virtual identity creation, management and implications

Our identity is, literally, who we are and presenting oneself online using a personal blog, webpage or social networking site needs a purposeful selection of text, pictures, graphics and audio to generate an impression. This is not done by chance. The online world requires people to write themselves into existence and so their profiles provide […]

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Jun 30

2.7. Financial literacy

Financial literacy – set of knowledge and skills needed to properly understand, evaluate and interpret financial information and make sound financial decisions based on it. Financial literacy does not mean that an individual has to complete special education in these fields, as life itself is a school of financial literacy (e. g. personal budget management […]

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