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Value of Information

With the vast amount of information that can be found as quickly as a mouse click, it is easy to think that all information is free. However, information and access to it is paid for by someone and is not all created equally.

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Value of Information

With the vast amount of information that can be found as quickly as a mouse click, it is easy to think that all information is free. However, information and access to it is paid for by someone and is not all created equally. In this lesson, students will explore the value and cost of information and learn how to make wise information decisions.

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Lesson created by Alice Anderson, Heather Collins, Ashley Flinn, Julie Hartwell, and Heather Healy in 2016. This is the second version of the lesson.

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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!