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ERIC Number: EJ1031610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Increasing MSW Students' Information Competencies through Online Tutorials, Application Exercises, and Course Assignments
Kayser, John A.; Bowers, Jennifer; Jiang, Lin; Bussey, Marian
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v33 n4-5 p578-593 2013
Increasing MSW students' information competencies was achieved through a 2-year project in which online video tutorials, in-class exercises, and course assignments were created and integrated into two required foundation courses. Tutorials demonstrated basic and advanced search techniques, online databases, and online course-specific research guides. Tutorials were viewed during and outside of class. In-class exercises and course assignments enabled students to immediately apply what they had learned. Results indicate a significant increase in the adequacy of students' search for online information and ability to critically examine sources and evidence. Implications for social work education are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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