Information literacy in the traditional sense is having the ability to acknowledge when information is needed, being able to identify, locate, evaluate, and successfully use that information to solve the issue at hand. Metaliteracy promotes critical thinking and collaboration to effectively participate in social media’s and online communities. It supports the production and sharing of knowledge within social networks.
One of my weaknesses has always been working with computers, I don’t participate in as many social networks as most people in my age group so I would further like to learn how to create and share information. Since my goal in life is to become a veterinarian, I have my share of countless hours in the library researching and studying, cut out for me. This course will allow me to more effective obtain the information I’m looking for, rather than surf the internet for information that doesn’t pertain to me.