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Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom

In our knowledge society, individuals must know how to identify and use data, information, and knowledge. In this lesson, students will differentiate each of these and explore how data and information can be synthesized.

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Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom

In our knowledge society, individuals must know how to identify and use data, information, and knowledge. In this lesson, students will differentiate each of these and explore how data and information can be synthesized to form knowledge, which can lead to understanding and wisdom.

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Lessons created by Alice Anderson, Heather Collins, Ashely Flinn, and Julie Hartwell in 2015.

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How to Use This Guide

This guide was developed by a team of library educators working together under the umbrella of the New Literacies Alliance. To use this guide, click the "Learning Module" link on the left-hand side of this page. Once you have done that, click/tap through the embedded link to the New Literacies Alliance's guide. Make sure to click/tap on the "Next" button to progress, and be sure to complete the assessment at the end. Good luck!