How Do Adult Digital Literacy Curricula Address Problematic Information?


Public libraries, nonprofits, and community organizations are key providers of digital literacy and technology education in their communities. Given that they play a crucial role in helping persons outside formal education to navigate the digital world, these organizations have the potential to be key players in addressing problematic information. These institutions could provide critical support in this area since they teach people to use information and communication technologies and how to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information effectively and efficiently. This poster explored how seven digital literacy curricula for adults address problematic information. We found problematic information related lessons were siloed from other lessons on social media or online searching, and these curricula do not use current best practices for evaluating information but rely on older information literacy models.

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Bugre, C. and Wedlake, S. (2022), How Do Adult Digital Literacy Curricula Address Problematic Information?. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 59: 627-629.

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  • 2022

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