IN THIS SECTION...
This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to identifying, searching, evaluating, organising and communicating online information.
ON COMPLETION OF THIS MODULE THE CANDIDATE WILL BE ABLE TO:
Determine what online information is needed to meet a particular requirement.
Search securely for online information using search engines and social media applications.
Critically evaluate information using a range of criteria.
Manage and organize information using a range of tools.
Plan, draft, review, and deliver online information.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS MODULE?
Certifies best practices in information literacy.
Covers the key skills and knowledge needed when researching and evaluating topics on the web.
Can be applied to research and information search relating to any topic area.
Ensures that you can create factually sound, well-structured, well-researched, and appropriately expressed outputs.
Developed by ICDL Foundation, a global social enterprise with 20 years of experience in developing individuals’ digital competences.
The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organizations.
Download the Information Literacy Module Syllabus (PDF)
Searching for Information
Defining the Information Need
Using a Search Engine
Using Social Media Applications
Evaluating and Organising Information
Planning and Drafting Information
Reviewing and Delivering Information
ICDL provides sample tests to enable potential candidates and employers to understand ICDL Information Literacy in more depth and prepare for testing.
Download the Sample Test for Information Literacy (.zip)
Please note: Answers are provided for the multiple choice questions of the sample papers, please refer to ICDL training materials for information on practical tasks.