Having the ability to express, connect with and understand knowledge and communication through comprehensive and innovative formats; the ability to distinguish between credible and non-credible sources; recognizing when information is needed to further oneself, an objective or a project.
Many teachers report that their students are better finders of information because of the accessibility of online resources, while other studies indicate that the overall presence of library (information literacy) instruction is the determining factor between higher and lower grade point averages in college students.
Research shows that increased access to sophisticated technological social tools and increased connectivity via smart phones, laptops, and other handheld devices is changing the behavior of several generations. Frequently cited generational differences are now blurring.
Senior citizens are disproportionately affected by Internet crime, and our current laws do not protect them. As their use of the Internet increases, so do their chances of falling victim to online scams.
No regulating body monitors the reliability of what is on the Internet.