GCFLearnFree.org Launches Brand New Information Literacy Program

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Information literacy, also called “digital literacy,” “gap skills,” or “21st century skills,” is getting more and more attention from educators and employers alike. Many companies are discovering a skills gap in the workforce as many employees lack essential skills between critical thinking and technology. GCFLearnFree.org has recently responded to this need by launching a brand new program titled "Information Savvy"

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 09, 2012

After a year in development, the Technology Curriculum team at GCFLearnFree.org has introduced a brand new program this week. This newest program, named Information Literacy, focuses on teaching learners to find, evaluate, effectively communicate, and manage information in today's digital world. It also explores how to create original content by processing information and using it correctly.

Information literacy, also called “digital literacy,” “gap skills,” or “21st century skills,” is getting more and more attention from educators and employers alike. Many companies are discovering a skills gap in the workforce as many employees lack essential skills between critical thinking and technology.

Tutorials included in this new program are: avoiding plagiarism, how to read a webpage, media literacy, judging online information, how to synthesize information, copyright and fair use, and how to search more effectively. These highly interactive modules will assist learners in better understanding the information they interact with online through real-life applications and hands on practice.

This program differs from other tutorials found on the GCFLearnFree.org website by being organized in modules that include more interactives, slideshows and conceptual videos. Instead of a linear lesson format, Information Literacy is comprised of learning modules that give the learner more opportunity to explore and choose what they want.
To learn more about GCFLearnFree.org’s Information Literacy program, please visit: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/informationsavvy

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GCFLearnFree.org® creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. By delivering over 750 different lessons to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories ABSOLUTELY FREE, GCFLearnFree.org is a worldwide leader in online education.

GCFLearnFree.org is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC, Inc. All GCFLearnFree.org educational content is designed and produced in the GCF Global Learning® building in Downtown Raleigh, NC.

To learn more about GCFLearnFree.org, please visit http://www.GCFLearnFree.org

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