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Casarosa, Vittore; Ruggieri, Salvatore; Salvatori, Enrica; Simi, Maria; Turbanti, Simona – Education for Information, 2020
Interdisciplinarity is becoming increasingly important in education. With the rapidly evolving job market, an interdisciplinary education can prepare students for the flexibility and broad knowledge base required to adapt. At the University of Pisa, we recognized the value of an interdisciplinary educational environment during our participation in…
Descriptors: Universities, Information Science Education, Barriers, Masters Programs
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Virkus, Sirje – Education for Information, 2019
This paper discusses the planning and implementation of Open Badges in library and information science education at Tallinn University in order to foster and personalise student learning. The first part of the paper gives an overview of the concept and nature of Open Badges through a review of literature, the second describes the use of Open…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Education, Educational Technology, Recognition (Achievement)
Birman, Ken; Roughgarden, Tim; Seltzer, Margo; Spohrer, Jim; Stolterman, Erik; Kearsley, Greg; Koszalka, Tiffany; de Jong, Ton – Educational Technology, 2013
Scholars representing the field of computer/information science were asked to identify what they considered to be the most exciting and imaginative work currently being done in their field, as well as how that work might change our understanding. The scholars included Ken Birman, Jennifer Rexford, Tim Roughgarden, Margo Seltzer, Jim Spohrer, and…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Information Science Education, Educational Technology, Imagination
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Mai, Jens-Erik – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
This paper argues that medium for information access becomes central to library and information science. The author discusses the notion of medium, medium neutrality, and personalization and suggests that the dominating paradigm of providing fast, efficient, and neutral systems and services for retrieving information has sidetracked opportunities…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Information Retrieval, Search Engines, Library Education
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Tella, Adeyinka – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This study examined determinants of library and information science undergraduate students' first impression with the university library websites. A total enumeration method was used to involve 54 year 4 undergraduate students of Library and Information Science from two selected universities. Undergraduate Students' Determinants of First…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Undergraduate Students, College Libraries
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Washington Durr, Angel Krystina – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
Data-science employment opportunities of varied complexity and environment are in growing demand across the globe. Data science as a discipline potentially offers a wealth of jobs to prospective employees, while traditional information science-based roles continue to decrease as budgets get cut across the United States. Since, historically, data…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Data, Information Science Education, Occupational Information
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Tsabedze, Vusi – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
This paper is based on a study that is aimed at developing a framework for quality assurance of Library and Information Science (LIS) education in an Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL) environment. The study was anchored on the interpretive research paradigm and entailed a literature review. LIS, as a field of study that is delivered on an ODeL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Library Education, Information Science Education
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Wang, Lin – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Background: Cultural-historical activity theory is an important theory in modern psychology. In recent years, it has drawn more attention from related disciplines including information science. Argument: This paper argues that activity theory and domain analysis which uses the theory as one of its bases could bring about some important…
Descriptors: Information Science, Social Theories, Intellectual Disciplines, Holistic Approach
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Gaskaree, Behruz Lotfi – Language Teaching Research Quarterly, 2020
Given the lack of a systematic and comprehensive needs analysis to inform EAP programs in Iran, the present study aimed to explore the EAP needs of students of knowledge and information science. Questionnaires, undergraduates' self-assessment, teachers' evaluation of undergraduates' language abilities, and semistructured interviews were used for…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lund, Brady D. – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
This study examines the exchange of citations between two disciplines -- Educational Technology (ET) and Library and Information Science (LIS) -- as an indication of their interdisciplinary impact. The study was conducted in three phases. The first phase consists of an analysis of citations from ET journals to 15 top LIS journals; the second phase…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Citation Analysis, Educational Technology, Library Science
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Ma, Yan – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
This article examines visual literacy education and research for library and information science profession to educate the information professionals who will be able to execute and implement the ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Visual Literacy Competency Standards successfully. It is a continuing call for inclusion of visual…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Library Education, Information Science Education, Competence
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Tian, Jing; Ren, Chang; Lei, Yingzhe; Wang, Yiheng – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2020
Participation of undergraduate students in research helps them nurture critical thinking, develop research skills, enhance self-confidence, and clarify their education or career paths. The curriculum is central to integrating teaching and research, and is a primary source for providing undergraduate research experience. This study designed a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Ribeiro, Fernanda; Pestana, Olívia – Education for Information, 2020
This article starts by a brief overview of the evolution of education in Information Science in Portugal. After, there is a description of the paradigm shift and the significant changes caused by the impact of social, economic, cultural and technological conditions of the information era as well as the emergence of Information Science as an…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Information Technology, Social Change, Economic Climate
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Rebmann, Kristen Radsliff; Clark, Camden Bernard – Open Praxis, 2017
This article charts the development of activities for online graduate students in library and information science. Project goals include helping students develop competencies in understanding open access publishing, synthesizing research in the field, and engaging in scholarly communication via collaborative educational blogging. Using a design…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Online Courses, Library Science, Information Science
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Lund, Brady D.; Wang, Ting; White, Danica E. – Education for Information, 2019
This article presents an overview of the popular rankings (US News and World Report, QS World Rankings) of U.S.-based library and information science (LIS) education programs and the shortcomings of each ranking. It calls for a new, more objective ranking of LIS programs that will more accurately assess quality and sustainability of these programs…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Universities, Library Schools, Information Science Education
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