Page 1 of 2 university of kelaniya, sri lanka faculty of social sciences department of library & information science diploma in information literacy and information communication technology - 2015. Unicef is committed to doing all it can to achieve the sustainable development goals (sdgs), in partnership with governments, civil society, business, academia and the united nations family – and especially children and young people. A credit based information literacy course module for science undergraduates: an assessment sajeewanie d somaratna, senior assistant librarian, faculty of science, university of colombo, sri lanka. These sri lanka facts and statistics provide a good overview of the reality of poverty and how compassion is releasing children from poverty in jesus' name poverty is a common problem in the country of sri lanka but compassion is working to change this. Information literacy is described in the alexandria proclamation as the “beacons of the information society, illuminating the courses to development, prosperity and freedom”.
Information literacy is being recognized as an essential skill for the 21st century (breivik, sri lanka institute of information technology since im education is limited to the capital city area, im students and practitioners face equity issues for example, the considerable distance between the. Information literacy initiatives: a case from south eastern university of sri lanka information literacy (il) is an essential competency to enable students as lifelong learners and to develop professionalism. Msc in information management, at sri lanka institute of information technology sliit in , the programme equips candidates with information literacy skills and the technical background necessary to function in an organization effectively in fast-changing business environments with increasing use of computer networks, electronic publishing.
Empowering 8: the information literacy model developed in sri lanka to underpin changing education 11 pages empowering 8: the information literacy model developed in sri lanka to underpin changing education paradigms of sri lanka1. Person to find, retrieve, analyze and use information information literacy is directly linked with lifelong learning, critical thinking, and learning to learn concepts of education many sri lankans are badly handicapped with a lack of need of the essential skills to enter the information literate society of library staff in sri lanka. The sri lankan economy has seen robust annual growth at 64 percent over the course of 2010 to 2015 sri lanka is now focusing on long-term strategic and structural development challenges as it strives to transition to an upper middle income country.
Literacy initiative in sri lanka could be traced back to the international workshop conducted by the national institute of library and information sciences (nilis. These papers consider the position of information literacy in the higher education arena, how students bewitched by easy internet searching can be engaged in the learning process and how information professionals and academic colleagues might move in partnership towards the information literate university. Home asia pacific sri lanka library association offers diploma in library and information science sri lanka library association offers diploma in library and information science (28 december 2014) applications are invited for the diploma in library and information science (diplis) level i – 2014 /15 course. Unlike computer literacy, which involves the technical aspects of how to use a computer, information literacy is careful evaluation of all information sources used this may sound simple, but.
Of the royal asiatic society of sri lanka he had been serving as a member of special committees of ica(international council on archives) he was a committee member of acarm( association of commonwealth archivists and records managers. The following literacies are referred to as crucial to surviving in the 21st century: basic literacy skills, computer literacy, media literacy, distance education and e-learning, cultural literacy, and information literacy. Education for information literacy lakshmi attygalle deputy principal , royal college colombo, sri lanka [email protected] information literacy was an alien word to both sri lankan students and their teachers merely a decade ago. The library of the university of colombo offers an information literacy (il) course module for the first year science undergraduates as a credit based optional course.
Empowering eight (e8), an information literacy model was developed at this workshop organized jointly by ifla -alp and the national institute of library & information sciences (nilis) of sri lanka there were participants representing ten south and southeast asian countries. Computer literacy of sri lanka - 2004 by dr amara satharasinghe - deputy director - information unit highlights map on computer literacy the successive governments of sri lanka have taken many progressive initiatives to develop information and communication technology (ict) sector in sri lanka. To mark the global commemoration of the international day for universal access to information (iduai), unesco and the government of sri lanka jointly organized a two day international conference in colombo under the theme of “the asian digital revolution: transforming the digital divide into a dividend through universal access.