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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. 


  • 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.


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.