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What is information competency? 

Information competency is the ability to identify an information need, locate information efficiently, evaluate information, and use information effectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institutional Learning Outcome (ILO)

Critical Thinking & Information Competency: 

Students who receive a degree from Napa Valley College will be able to:  

- Read and interpret college- level  texts

- Conduct research and obtain information from reliable sources

- Differentiate between facts, influences, assumptions, and conclusions

- Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information

- Cite sources correctly, using established formats/standards   Apply logic to draw conclusions

- Conduct calculations and solve problems using quantitative reasoning  

- Interpret visual information conveyed through images, graphs, charts, and diagrams

- Demonstrate technological fluency  

- Evaluate alternatives, anticipate possible outcomes, and make informed decisions