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Standards and Guidelines

Many professional organizations have developed standards and guidelines for ICT Literacy that can be applied in a wealth of educational environments. We've provided easy access to these resources.

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    College Learning for the New Global Century   
    The Association of American Colleges and Universities report spells out the essential aims, learning outcomes, and guiding principles for a 21st century college education.
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    Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
    The Framework envisions information literacy as extending the arc of learning throughout students' academic careers and as converging with other academic and social learning goals. The Framework is organized into six frames, each consisting of a concept central to information literacy, a set of knowledge practices, and a set of dispositions.
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    Information Literacy in the Disciplines
    This site, maintained by the Association of College and Research Libraries, This site contains links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education.
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    International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Technology Standards
    The ISTE Standards are a framework for innovation in education. These standards help educators and education leaders worldwide prepare learners to thrive in work and life.
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    Technological Literacy Standards
    These standards provide an up-to-date roadmap for classroom teachers, district supervisors, administrators, states, and curriculum developers to promote technology and engineering education program development and curriculum design from Pre-K through twelfth grade.
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    UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Assessment Framework
    UNESCO brings together Information Literacy and Media Literacy, along with ICT and Digital Literacy, as a new literacy construct that helps to empower people, communities and nations to participate in, and contribute to, global knowledge societies. This document provides a conceptual and theoretical framework for MIL, and introduces the rationale and methodology for conducting an assessment of country readiness and existing competencies on MIL at the national level. It also includes practical steps for adaptation of its recommendations at the national level.
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    American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Learning Standards
    The AASL Standards framework reflects a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning by demonstrating the connection between learner, school librarian, and school library standards. Three sets of standards (Learner, School Librarian, and School Library) make up the AASL Standards Integrated Framework featured within the National School Library Standards.