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ERIC Number: EJ1087228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Employer Perceptions of Critical Information Literacy Skills and Digital Badges
Raish, Victoria; Rimland, Emily
College & Research Libraries, v77 n1 p87-113 Jan 2016
Digital badges are an educational innovation used to measure learning of specific skills, such as information literacy. However, few studies have quantitatively surveyed employers for their perceptions about information literacy skills or digital badges. An online survey was developed and sent to employers to gauge perceptions of information literacy skills of college graduates and the use of the innovation of digital badges to represent competencies that students have accumulated. Here are the results of the survey: information literacy and metaliteracy skills are valued in the workplace; employers would like more detailed representations of student skills; and digital badges are a possible way to showcase student achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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