InfoLit India, the school information literacy project launched by the Library Media Centre of Kendriya Vidyalaya was inaugurated by the famous Malayalam poet Kureepuzha Sreekumar at a function in the school. He also released the project logo.
The project aims at developing the essential 21st century literacy skills (Information, Media and Library) in the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom through instruction, training and research. It is conceived on a basic information literacy curriculum which was developed according to the standard skill sets required in an Indian education environment.
K. R. Manoj, documentary director, P. K. Sudhi, novelist, C.P. Kumaran, Principal and S.L.Faisal, project coordinator were also present.
InfoLit India is a pilot project on Information Literacy (IL) for the new generation learners to make them the effective users of information available in any format.
Information literacy is defined as a set of skills, which require an individual to:
“recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”
The project aims at developing the essential 21st century literacy skills (Information, Media and Library) in the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram through instruction, training and research. It is conceived on a basic information literacy curriculum which was developed according to the standard skill sets required in an Indian education environment.
The project has three main components.
- Internet Literacy (“Web Challenge”)
- Media literacy (“Media matters”)
- Library Literacy (“Face-a-book”)
The project will select a group of students and carry out a planned Information Literacy programme for the coming one year. This is the first school in India lauching this project on Information Literacy.
For more details, please log on to http://infolitindia.org
InfoLit Logo’s Meaning
The logo image communicates, in a simple way, the human skills to search and access information, not only through traditional means, but also with the aid of information and communication technologies, since it uses graphical references that are recognized worldwide, as are the book and the circle. The first one is used to symbolize the study and the second to represent the knowledge and the information that nowadays arrive to us more easily thanks to the Internet, showing also its social role of communication.
The logo also represents a book, with its open pages, aside with the circle that integrates a visual metaphor, and that represents all those persons who own the cognitive skills to retrieve the information easily and to gain the knowledge that information provides. Discerning viewers may also see a lowercase “i” which is used internationally for information.
The IInfoLit logo is derived from the UNESCO Information Literacy logo.