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Information and Media Literacy: Assignment Ideas

Guide for those interested in teaching a course that meets IML learning outcomes for general education at the University of Redlands.

IMLI Learning Outcomes

  • Assess what type of information is needed and choose appropriate tools for locating, accessing, and comprehending that information.
  • Critically evaluate various forms of information and mediated communication and data, whether print, digital, visual, or audio. 
  • With an awareness of their purposes, audiences, and modes of production and expression, effectively read, comprehend, use, and summarize information and media. 

WR/IMLI

  • develop research ability by practicing core information literacy strategies: choosing appropriate tools and locating and selecting relevant, credible information.
  • critically evaluate various forms of potential sources and their value in print, digital, visual, and audio genres.
  • produce at least one multi-draft writing project, using reference conventions and integrating sources appropriate to the audience, task, and compositional mode, taking into consideration the sources’ own audiences tasks, and modes.

Assignments

IMLA Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret information within the contexts and conditions of its production, distribution, and use. 
  • Analyze and synthesize information to solve problems and develop compelling arguments and interpretations.