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ERIC Number: EJ786431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-18
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0738-0569
Effect of Internet Use on Development of Information Literacy: A Panel Study with Japanese Elementary School Children
Takahira, Mieko; Ando, Reiko; Sakamoto, Akira
Computers in the Schools, v24 n3-4 p65-82 Jan 2008
This study focused on whether Internet use improves skills for practical use of information, which is termed information literacy in Japan. Data from Japanese elementary school children (n = 702) were analyzed in a two-wave panel study in order to estimate the causal relationship between Internet use and information literacy. Structural equation modeling was the specific technique applied in a cross-lagged effect model. Results of the analysis indicated that greater use of the Internet led to higher information literacy in the whole-scale measure of practical use of information, as well as in the subskill areas of collecting, judging, and expressing information.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan