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Why Isn't Google Enough – A University Level Online Course in Information Literacy to Secondary Schools

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Publication Details
Authors: Talikka Marja
Publication year: 2007
Language: English
Title of parent publication: IMSCI 2007 - International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
Start page: 300
End page: 304
Number of pages: 5
ISBN: 978-1-934272-11-4
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Open Access publication

This paper presents a case in which a university library information specialist taught information literacy to secondary school students by means of distance education. The contents of the course were based on the Information Literacy Competency Standards. The course was an almost pure online course with only one contact teaching day at the university. The suitability of distance education as means of teaching teenage students is discussed. The learning results showed that even young students are able to study online but they need more support from the teacher than university students or perhaps even a local teacher tutor at their own school to guide the studies. It was particularly interesting that on this academic and optional course there were more male than female students although in Finland the gender ratio on the academically oriented upper secondary level is more commonly vice versa.

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