Is an online learning module an effective way to develop information literacy skills?

Johnston, Nicole (2010) Is an online learning module an effective way to develop information literacy skills? Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 41 (3). pp. 207-218.

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Abstract

Information literacy is an integral generic skill or graduate attribute in higher education, with many higher education institutions developing information literacy policies and including information literacy in graduate attribute policies. Barrie (2007) notes that universities around the world are increasingly concerned with ensuring that their students develop attributes which will better equip them for the world of work. This paper focuses on online learning and its effectiveness in developing graduate attribute skills, particularly information literacy skills. The project outlined in this paper revealed that students who completed an online information literacy tutorial gained an understanding of information literacy concepts and that the flexible, self-paced delivery of this module was an effective way for students to develop information literacy skills.

Item ID: 17277
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 0004-8623
Date Deposited: 22 May 2011 21:34
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080703 Human Information Behaviour @ 50%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080704 Information Retrieval and Web Search @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 50%
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