Value of Information

Posted on February 9, 2017

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, and free
  • 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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