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OECD Publishing, 2021
Literacy in the 21st century is about constructing and validating knowledge. Digital technologies have enabled the spread of all kinds of information, displacing traditional formats of usually more carefully curated information such as encyclopaedias and newspapers. The massive information flow of the digital era demands that readers be able to…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Literacy, Reading Skills, Critical Reading
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Nierenberg, Ellen; Låg, Torstein; Dahl, Tove Irene – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
This study touches upon three major themes in the field of information literacy (IL): the assessment of IL, the association between IL knowledge and skills, and the dimensionality of the IL construct. Three quantitative measures were developed and tested with several samples of university students to assess knowledge and skills for core facets of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, College Students, Evaluation Methods, Knowledge Level
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Cardoso Espinosa, Edgar Oliver; Cortés Ruiz, Jésica Alhelí; Cerecedo Mercado, María Trinidad – Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, 2021
The objective of the research was to analyze the levels of computational self-efficacy and information skills in postgraduate students in administration at the time of COVID-19 with the aim of determining their relationship in academic performance. The type of study was a quantitative investigation with a correlational scope. The students were the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Self Efficacy, Graduate Students
Head, Alison J.; Fister, Barbara; MacMillan, Margy – Project Information Literacy, 2020
This executive summary describes a larger report--the result of a national research effort exploring how much U.S. college-age students know about the way in which internet giants like Google, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook work, and by extension, how they affect society. Amidst the daily flood of digital news, memes, opinion, advertising, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Web Sites
Head, Alison J.; Fister, Barbara; MacMillan, Margy – Project Information Literacy, 2020
This report presents findings about how college students conceptualize the ever-changing online information landscape, and navigate volatile and popular platforms that increasingly employ algorithms to shape and filter content. Researchers conducted 16 focus groups with 103 undergraduates and interviews with 37 faculty members to collect…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Information Literacy, Web Sites, Social Media
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Blissett, Richard S. L. – Educational Policy, 2020
Research suggests that individuals may make choices about the information they consume that are influenced by what they already believe. In this study, I investigate this process in a particularly contentious policy arena: charter schools. What kinds of information are important to people as they evaluate charter school policy? Are their choices…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Policy, Information Seeking, Information Skills
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Kirschner, Paul A.; Stoyanov, Slavi – Educational Policy, 2020
In today's and tomorrow's world, people will be required to work longer. At the same time, their employment future will become increasingly insecure due to technological advances and obsolescence of acquired knowledge and skills. This means that something needs to happen in the education and training of our youth. Using a group concept mapping…
Descriptors: Occupations, Technological Advancement, Job Training, Employment Qualifications
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Jewell, Paul; Reading, Judy; Clarke, Melissa; Kippist, Louise – Journal of Education for Business, 2020
Information skills are essential in business contexts where information is plentiful and selecting, synthesizing and leveraging that information in decision making provides the competitive advantage. Information literacy is considered to be one of the most important graduate attributes, but do academic information skills translate into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Information Skills, Business Skills
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Ormanci, Ümmühan; Çepni, Salih – Participatory Educational Research, 2020
In parallel with the development of technology and increase in knowledge, learning-teaching environments have changed, and an understanding has taken into basis that students are active and responsible for their own learning. In accordance with this situation, inquiry-based learning approach and technology integration have come to an important…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Instructional Materials, Communication Skills, Information Skills
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Agonács, Nikoletta; Matos, João Filipe; Bartalesi-Graf, Daniela; O'Steen, David N. – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) made the promise of offering unrestrictive and unselective educational opportunities to learners worldwide. However, the specific learning environment of the MOOC requires high autonomy and flexibility in learning. MOOC learners are extremely diverse in terms of their age, qualifications, background and in the…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Learning Readiness, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Anderson, Laurel J.; Dosch, Jerald J.; Lindquist, Erin S.; McCay, Timothy S.; Machado, Jose-Luis; Kuers, Karen; Gartner, Tracy B.; Shea, Kathleen L.; Mankiewicz, Carol; Rodgers, Vikki L.; Saunders, Patricia A.; Urban, Rebecca A.; Kilgore, Jason S.; Powell, Amanda S.; Ramage, Benjamin S.; Steinweg, J. Megan; Straub, Jacob N.; Bunnell, Sarah L.; Witkovsky-Eldred, Marissa – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2020
Multisite, course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) in the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) were assessed for impacts on student learning of collaborative science skills using a survey that could serve as a starting point for a validated assessment instrument for multisite CUREs. Pretests/posttests were administered…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Cooperation, Science Process Skills
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Faix, Allison; Fyn, Amy – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
To address the growing problem of misinformation, librarians often focus on approaches tied to the frame "Authority Is Constructed and Contextual" from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The Framework, however, encompasses a much wider range of skills,…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Misconceptions, Information Skills, Librarians
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Saal, Leah Katherine; Yamashita, Takashi; Shaw, Donita M.; Perry, Kristen H. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
As recent debates about the role of social media in election outcomes suggest, understanding the association between information processing skills and political efficacy in the U.S. is a significant inquiry for adult and continuing education. Data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies were used to explore…
Descriptors: Adults, Information Skills, Political Attitudes, Citizen Participation
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Reyes-Lillo, Danilo; Hernandez-Garrido, Carlos – Education for Information, 2020
The global COVID-19 pandemic has demanded new strategies and, at the same time, granted new opportunities for the university regarding community engagement. Online education has become a challenge for all universities and libraries around the world. In this context, the Universidad Viña del Mar (Chile), articulating a collaboration between its…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Information Skills, Skill Development, COVID-19
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Dolapçioglu, Sevda – Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, 2020
Inquiry skills are important to the development of teachers' self-efficacy domains as a whole and crucial to the continued maintenance and enhancement of their professional self-efficacy. This investigation of inquiry skills in relation to special education teachers' self-efficacy is both quantitative and qualitative. The former is related to…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Skill Development, Self Efficacy, Special Education
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