Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Information Technology 11

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the BC Information Technology curriculum, for Grade 11, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

The Information Technology curriculum In British Columbia for Grades 11 and 12 has four courses: Applied Digital Communications, Digital Media Development, Computer Information Systems, and Computer Programming.

Applied Digital Communications 11 is divided into the following sections: The Nature of Information and Communications Technology, Gathering and Processing, Refining and Organizing, Presenting and Communicating, and New Technologies.

The Nature of Information and Communications Technology

It is expected that students will:

  • demonstrate a moral, ethical, legal, and courteous approach to the use of technology
  • demonstrate self-reliance in the use of electronic research techniques to construct personal knowledge and meaning
  • become discerning users of mass media and electronic information
  • assess the impact of technology on their personal privacy

Lessons

Free Speech Versus the Internet - Lesson

Deconstructing Web Pages - Lesson

Television Newscasts - Lesson

The Privacy Dilemma

To help students analyze the social impact of electronic communications, have them review and discuss the Media Issues Section: Information Privacy and the Young Canadians in a Wired World survey results and “snapshots”

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Gathering and Processing

It is expected that students will:

  • assess sources for reliability, bias, and context (e.g., differences between print and electronic sources)
  • identify search strategies, including unique keywords and phrases, to locate information using Internet search tools
  • cite sources from the Internet and other resources

How to Search the Internet Effectively

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion?  You Decide! - Lesson

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

New Technologies

It is expected that students will:

  • explain how Internet technologies such as cookies allow servers to track personal use of the Internet
  • identify threats to global communication networks, including computer viruses and denial-of-service attacks
  • explore various products created to protect personal information on computers, including anti-virus software and firewalls

Lessons

Information Privacy

The Privacy Dilemma

To help students explore the impact of digital information on society, have them review and discuss the Media Issues Section: Information Privacy and the Young Canadians in a Wired World survey results and “snapshots”

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students