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ERIC Number: EJ888779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Assessing Information Literacy Instruction in the Basic Communication Course
Meyer, Kevin R.; Hunt, Stephen K.; Hopper, K. Megan; Thakkar, Kashmira V.; Tsoubakopoulos, Vicky; Van Hoose, Kaylee J.
Communication Teacher, v22 n1 p22-34 Jan 2008
Information literacy is becoming a key component of general education programs nationwide. As a critical part of most general education programs, the basic communication course is on the frontlines of the charge to teach information literacy skills to first-year students. Thus, the information literacy skills of basic course students should be assessed to track the effectiveness of instruction and pedagogical practices. The present study used a pretest/posttest design with experimental and control groups to assess the effectiveness of information literacy instruction in the basic course. As predicted, students in the experimental group outperformed students in the control group on the information literacy measure. Results of the present study have implications for basic course directors and instructors, general education curriculum specialists, and librarians. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois