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ERIC Number: EJ925903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 0
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Student Information Literacy in the Mobile Environment
Yarmey, Kristen
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v34 n1 2011
Keeping up with today's rapid technological changes reveals itself vividly in the changing ways people attempt to gather information. This article describes a survey conducted by the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton which analyzed the information retrieval strategies employed by a cohort of undergraduate students. The Scranton Smartphone Survey focused on three critical areas of information literacy among students as defined by the Association of College & Research Libraries' (ACRL) Standards: (1) Searching for information effectively; (2) Critical evaluation of information; and (3) Incorporation of new information into one's knowledge base. The Scranton Smartphone Survey yielded some interesting results both in terms of technological advancement and reliance on traditional standards. Two outcomes stand out: (1) Those using the most user-friendly and interactive of the Internet-capable devices--the iPhone and Android--identified themselves as heralds of future behavior for the larger student body; and (2) In spite of the innovations, most students remain attuned to the need to evaluate the reliability of their sources. (Contains 7 figures and 25 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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