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digital content, Philippines.
Content of the trainings
Information Literacy training includes the skills and competencies required to become proficient in:
- articulating one’s information needs;
- searching for and retrieving needed information efficiently, with a minimum of wasted time and effort;
- organizing the retrieved information once located in the forms, mediums and formats needed (e.g. narrative, statistical, graphical, etc.);
- using and communicating the information to others; and then
- storing the information for future use, or disposing of it.
In short, the purpose of the workshops is to "train the trainers" in the information literacy concept and best practices - 600 worldwide in total - so that they, in turn, following successful completion of the workshop, can directly educate various “ultimate beneficiary audiences” in their respective home countries and regions. Those audiences will thereby become more information literate.
In this context, by “ultimate beneficiary audiences” is meant, for example, women, youth, children, the disabled, unemployed and underemployed, rural and isolated populations, small farmers, small and medium-sized enterprises, and so on.