Value of Information

The Value of Information lesson is mapped to the Information has Value Frame and introduces the concept of information, including personal information, as a commodity which carries value and has a cost. This lesson introduces new ways of assessing the value of information. To accomplish this we:

  • Define information cost and value
  • Give an overview of the perceptions of the cost of information
  • Explore the different characteristics of value-added information
  • Identify the value of information despite its cost
  • Recognize how the commercialization of information affects information received and produced

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