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ERIC Number: EJ792902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Assessing Library Skills: A First Step to Information Literacy
Burkhardt, Joanna M.
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v7 n1 p25-49 Jan 2007
As part of the University of Rhode Island Libraries' "Comprehensive Plan for Information Literacy," a three-credit class in the skills and concepts of information literacy was first offered in the fall of 1999. More than 1,000 undergraduate students have taken the class since that time. A pre-test was given at the beginning of each semester, followed up by a post-test at the end. The pre- and post-test results were analyzed to determine: (1) whether students improved their test scores over the course of the semester, (2) which concepts and skills students mastered, and (3) where the course might need revision and/or improvement. Analysis showed that skills were acquired and/or improved overall. (Contains 10 figures and 21 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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