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Welcome to MERLOT's ICT Literacy Community

The ICT literate individual can access, manage, integrate, evaluate, create, communicate information purposefully, knowledgeably, technically, and ethically.

MERLOT's ICT Literacy Community engages discipline faculty, library faculty, administrators and other stakeholders who share a common interest in enhancing the quality of teaching and learning for students so that they will graduate with the necessary critical ICT knowledge, skills and dispositions to be successful information consumers and producers. To that end, MERLOT's ICT Literacy Community offers an open and inclusive learning environment for sharing resources, services, and communications.

To support integration of ICT Literacy into a diversity of educational programs, MERLOT ICT Literacy Community has curated a collection of resources and exemplary practices to explore, reuse, revise, and remix:

To share ICT Literacy materials and strategies that you use and authored, MERLOT ICT Literacy Community provides a free and open library service for you to catalog, retain, and redistribute so others can benefit from your expertise.

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What does it mean to be literate in a technology-driven world?

"ICT proficiency is the ability to use digital technology, communication tools, and/or networks appropriately to solve information problems in order to function in an information society. This includes the ability to use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information and the possession of a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information."

ETS Succeeding in the 21st century, 2003, p. 11