Effect of Formal Course of Information Literacy on Student Performance / Sajjad Ur Rehman and Suha Al-Awadhi

Ur Rehman, Sajjad and Al-Awadhi, Suha (2011) Effect of Formal Course of Information Literacy on Student Performance / Sajjad Ur Rehman and Suha Al-Awadhi. In: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference On Library & Information Education & Practice 2011 (A-LIEP2011), 22-24 June 2011, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This course has been in place for the last two years. This study was designed to assess the relevance, usefulness and effect of this course on developing the needed capabilities among students. The study had two purposes; first, studying if the course had made any significant difference in the information literacy and research capabilities of students. Secondly, it assessed whether certain personal and social variables of students were associated with significance differences in student capabilities. A research instrument was designed around the constructs that had been defined in the course description and syllabi of 1380-131. This instrument was administered in the first week of the Semester 1 classes of the year 2009-10 in five sections of the same class. The same instrument, with changed facts and multiple choice statements, was administered in the last week of the same semester in the same five sections. Students also provided information about personal and social variables. Data were analyzed and it was found that the students performed significantly better for the overall information literacy and for the three segments of information, computing and research. Majors of students, types of schools they had attended and mother‘s academic qualifications were found to be associated with significant differences in students‘ performance on information literacy measures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
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Ur Rehman, SajjadUNSPECIFIED
Al-Awadhi, SuhaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) > Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Information Management
Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak
Event Title: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference On Library & Information Education & Practice 2011 (A-LIEP2011)
Event Dates: 22-24 June 2011
Page Range: pp. 50-58
Item ID: 3470
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information literacy; Information skills; Computing skills; Research skills; Undergraduate students.
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 02:13
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/3470

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