ICT Literacy, Information, Communication, & Technology Literacy for All.

Welcome to MERLOT's ICT Literacy Community

ICT stands for Information, Communication, and Technology. 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.

Computational Thinking

Resources that support computational thinking. A MERLOT bookmark collection created by Lesley Farmer.

Navigating Digital Information

John Green won the MERLOT ICT Literacy Award, for his material, Navigating Digital Information.

Fake News Guide

This guide provides resources that can help you and your community be savvy media consumers and producers -- and be an informed and contributing citizen. Don't get faked out by the news.

The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook

The Information Literacy User's Guide introduces students to critical concepts of information literacy as defined for the information-infused and technology-rich environment in which they find themselves.

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