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ERIC Number: EJ1064890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Why One-Shot Information Literacy Sessions Are Not the Future of Instruction: A Case for Online Credit Courses
Mery,Yvonne; Newby, Jill; Peng, Ke
College & Research Libraries, v73 n4 p366-377 Jul 2012
This paper reports on a research project that examined the test scores of students who took part in an online information literacy course. Researchers analyzed the pre- and post-test scores of students who received different types of instruction including a traditional one-shot library session and an online course. Results show that students who participated in the online course demonstrated significant improvement in their test scores compared to the other students. This study shows freshman students' needs for more comprehensive information literacy instruction. It also shows that information literacy instruction can be effective when delivered online.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona