Learning Exercise

ICT Literacy for eHealth

This activity introduces learners to a variety of resources on eHealth, which can inform their work in incorporating health literacy into their services.

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Exercise

Health literacy has always been important, but even more so now with so much technology. Health professionals need to be able to help their clientele have the skills to be ehealth literate.

1. From http://www.ehealthstrategies.com/, choose one book/document to read.

2. Identify the ICT literacy skills (see http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/nursing and http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/Information_Literacy_in_Public_Health ) needed for individuals to be health literate. Also identify ICT strategies mentioned in the document to help foster health literacy.

3. Drawing upon the above information, create a digital product that helps teach health literacy (e.g., infographic, video, podcast, presentation (PPT), wiki, webpage) .

Technical Notes

Internet connectivity, technologies to create a digital product that helps teach health literacy, tech ability

Requirements

Essay that summarizes the read document, identifies the ICT literacy skills needed for individuals to be health literate, and ICT strategies mentioned in the document to help foster health literacy.

A digital product that helps teach health literacy.

Topics

ICT literacy, health literacy, information literacy, digital literacy

Learning Objectives

Identify ICT literacy skills needed for individuals to be health literate.

Identify ICT strategies mentioned in the document to help foster health literacy.

Create a digital product that helps teach health literacy. 

Assessment

Essay criteria: accurate articulate summary, identification of ICT literacy skills and strategies

Digital product criteria: quality of content, technical quality and appropriateness, appropriate integration of ICT literacy and health literacy skills