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The need to define a model of information literacy for the Plan Ceibal

This paper presents the preliminary results of a research that is being carried our Program for Scholar Development of Information and Communication of Universidad de la República. The research focused on the Ceibal Program, a public policy for digital inclusion of Uruguayan children, implemented by the Uruguayan government. Through this program, every Uruguayan child attending public schools receives a laptop (one laptop per child program). The aim of our study was to develop guidelines for a Literacy Information Program that enables children to have the necessary competencies to be critical and responsible information users. It addressed the methodology used to develop the guidelines and discuss the preliminary results. It concluded that the Ceibal Program does not include a program for information literacy. It reaffirm the need for an information literacy program and point out the components that should be included in it. The aim is to create a comprehensive model for information literacy for the Ceibal Program that could be used by other educational areas in the country.

Digital literacy; Information literacy; Information competencies; Information literacy program; Ceibal Program

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