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Testing Learning Methods to Foster Information Literacy Skills

Heck, Tamara

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  "description": "<p>Information literacy is seen as a key competency in working and everyday<br />\nlife. For library and information science (LIS) students information literacy is<br />\na core competency and taught in many LIS university programs. One challenge<br />\nherewith is to mediate these skills in the best way. This paper tries to<br />\nanswer the question, how students cope with different learning methods and<br />\nto which extent they foster the learning of information literacy skills. Four<br />\nlearning methods were applied in a retrieval course. The paper introduces the<br />\ncourse design and the applied methods. For the evaluation the participants<br />\nfilled out online surveys, one of them measured the expectation and perception<br />\nrates based on the idea of the Servqual concept. The results show that<br />\nspecific learning methods can be appropriate for teaching information literacy<br />\nskills. Yet, the implementation of the learning methods could be approved<br />\nbecause students were not satisfied in all matters. Implementing<br />\nlearning methods in future courses should come with changes in the process<br />\nof introducing these methods to the students and with more information<br />\nabout the purpose of applying these methods.</p>", 
  "license": "", 
  "creator": [
      "affiliation": "Heinrich Heine University D\u00fcsseldorf, Germany", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Heck, Tamara"
  "headline": "Testing Learning Methods to Foster Information Literacy Skills", 
  "image": "", 
  "datePublished": "2015-05-26", 
  "url": "", 
  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "keywords": [
    "Information literacy,", 
    "Information science education,", 
    "Computer-supported collaborative learning,", 
    "Inquiry-based learning,", 
    "Team-based learning"
  "@context": "", 
  "identifier": "", 
  "@id": "", 
  "workFeatured": {
    "url": "", 
    "alternateName": "ISI 2015", 
    "location": "Zadar, Croatia", 
    "@type": "Event", 
    "name": "Re:inventing Information Science in the Networked Society. Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Information Science (ISI 2015)"
  "name": "Testing Learning Methods to Foster Information Literacy Skills"
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