Assessing Information Literacy Skills of First Year Undergraduate Students


The present study aimed at assessing the information literacy skills of first year undergraduate students from author's university. This study included four essential areas: the ability to (1) identify the information needs and sources; (2) locate information; (3) evaluate information; (4) synthesize information. We measured information literacy skills with questionnaire, multiple choice knowledge test and task-based information problem from 61 first year undergraduate students. The findings indicate that the majority of the participants lacked information literacy skills. The result signifies that further instructional support to foster undergraduate students' information literacy skills is essential and important.

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William Ko-Wai Tang, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Conference: ACE2017
Stream: Design, Implementation & Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education

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