ERIC Number: ED447834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
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Information Literacy in Electronic Environments: Fantasies, Facts, and Futures.
This paper focuses on the concept and practice of information literacy in relation to the virtual information environment. Key challenges for the development of digital information services are identified, and three fundamental components of information literacy (connecting with, interacting with, and utilizing information) and related research findings are summarized. Two tables present models of student research using traditional print-based information and World Wide Web-based information. Each table describes characteristics of the information environment and student responsibilities for six dimensions, i.e., starting point of search, document scope, document quality, information relevance, indicators of information quality, and information management. Implications for information literacy instruction related to the following learning principles are summarized: (1) learning is about making and maintaining connections; (2) learning is an active search for meaning; (3) learning is developmental--a cumulative process involving the whole person; (4) learning is both individual and social; (5) learning is strongly affected by the educational climate; (6) learning requires feedback, practice, and use; (7) much learning takes place informally and incidentally; (8) learning is grounded in particular contexts and individual experiences; (9) learning involves the ability of individuals to monitor their own learning; and (10) learning is enhanced by taking place in the contexts of compelling situations. (Contains 22 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational Principles, Electronic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Skills, Instructional Design, Models, Research Skills, Student Research, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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