Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum Module 1: Introduction to Mobile Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs)

About this Module:

This module introduces participants to ICTs with a focus on mobile devices. Conceptual overview covers the evolution of ICT devices, OS platforms, basic functionality, and communication. Hands-on exercises cover basic operation of tablets and mobile phones, basic applications, and basic communication methods. Group work covers discussing general observations and perspectives, benefits and limitations of particular ICT devices and communication methods, and considering scenarios and relevance of each.

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Prerequisites:

None

Topics covered:

  • ICT basics
  • Mobile ICT basics
  • Mobile phone operation
  • Affordances of mobile ICTs

Questions you will be able to answer at the end of this module:

  • What are ICTs?
  • Why are ICTs important?
  • How is information accessed on mobile ICT devices?
  • How do I send and receive information on my ICT device?
  • How do I protect information on my ICT device?

How long does this module take?

1 hour, 20 minutes (80 minutes)

Recommended citation:

Day, S. (2015). Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum Module 1 Guide: Introduction to Mobile Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs). Seattle: Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies & the Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School.

Keywords:

mobile information literacy, information literacy, digital information literacy, digital literacy, mobile-centric, mobile-first, mobile phones, smart phones, Myanmar, ICTs, libraries, curriculum, training, training of trainers