Educational Design and Technology


Impact on student achievement of library media program policies and services on student achievement is communicated throughout the school community

Definitions Communication

  • Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts
  • Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions
  • Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade)
  • Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness a priori as well as assess their impact
  • Communicate effectively in diverse environments (including multi-lingual)
    [From: Partnership for 21st Century skills: Framework for 21st Century Learning]

Additional Reading

Cunningham, Chris. Engaging the Community to Support Student Success. Teacher Librarian 31.4 (2004): 33-36. 

Summers, Laura L. The Value of Social Software in School Library Instruction, Communication, and Collaboration. Knowledge Quest, American Libraries Association- AASL, Volume 37, Number 4 / March/April 2009.


Web Resources

Partnership for 21st Century Skills P21 Framework Definitions Documentexternal linkPDF (131 KB)

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Last Updated: January 26, 2015