Information Literacy is considered as one of the necessary 21st century skills for students. To be information literate, one must acquire the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the information found. This school year, topics about Digital Citizenship were added to help our students participate fully in their communities, make smart choices online, and ultimately, take ownership of their digital lives.
This two-part program (Information Literacy and Digital Citizenship) is based on the Adaptive Design for Learning principles, and can be taken independently, in any order. All Information Literacy (ILP) modules will be uploaded instantly to a Google Classroom that will be created for each class. These will serve as Reference Guides whenever our students do research online.
All ILP modules are also accessible through the AJHS Virtual Campus Site (https://sites.google.com/ateneo.edu/be-jhs/onlinelearning/digital-citizenship).
On the other hand, modules on Digital Citizenship will be scheduled and implemented during select Wednesday Class Moderators’ sessions. Since we interact in a digital world, all of us are considered digital citizens. However, how we behave online is not always clear, especially to students. Modules on digital citizenship talk about a holistic approach to helping students to participate fully in their communities, make smart choices online, and ultimately, take ownership of their digital lives.
Students who will complete the Digital Citizenship modules will be awarded with a digital badge from the Educational Media Center.
Part I: ILP
Module 1: EMC Orientation
Introduction to EMC services and familiarity with its policies.
- Library Orientation
- ITC Orientation
- Accessing the EMC Digital Library
Module 2: Developing Research Strategy
Understanding the nature and scope of research assignments.
- Task Definition
- Information-seeking Strategies
- Location and Access
- Use of Information
Module 3: Searching
Demonstrating and understanding the formulation and generation of relevant keywords.
- Determining key concepts
- Finding alternative terminologies
- Using Google Advanced Search
Module 4: Using of Finding Tools
Understanding appropriate search tools.
- Basic Internet concepts
- Search engine
- Search strategies and techniques
Module 5: Retrieving Information from Sources
Recognizing different information formats.
- Understanding online databases and e-journals
- Identifying open-access repositories
- Scholarly vs. Popular Sources
Module 6: Evaluating Information
Evaluating the information quality and sources.
- Cite a book
- Cite a journal article
- Cite a newspaper article
- Cite a website article
Module 7: Understanding Economic, Legal, and Social Issues
Understanding the University policies on plagiarism as well as respecting Intellectual Property Rights.
- Intellectual Property Codes of the Philippines
- Limitations of copyright
- Ways to avoid plagiarism
- Proper behavior online
- 5 Core Rules of Netiquette
Part 2: Digital Citizenship
Module 8: Media Balance & Well-Being
Role of Digital Media in Our Lives (through Google Classroom)
- Effect of media choices
- Guide on maintaining media balance
Module 9: Digital Footprint & Identity
Introduction to Digital Footprint (through Google Classroom)
- Digital Footprint
- Online Reputation Management
Module 10: Privacy & Security
Introduction to Online Privacy and Security (through Google Classroom)
- Data Tracking
- Privacy Risks Prevention
- Protective Strategies for Online Security
Module 11: Relationship and Communication
Rewarding Relationship (through Google Classroom)
Optional Module: Latest Database Subscriptions
- Search and Access
- Utilize Service and Sources