Predictable Misunderstandings in Information Literacy: Initial Research Findings

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 11/16/17 1:50 PM

Instructional librarian Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe has been researching what misconceptions about information literacy students carry with them to college, and investigating what types of pedagogical responses best correct these. In a recent webinar she discussed the challenges of teaching information literacy to first year students, and shared her initial findings. Download the full recording here, and view her presentation slides here.  

Events, First Year Experience, Information Literacy, Research, Webinars

Losing Time: The Real Impact on Faculty When Students Lack Information Literacy Skills

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 7/2/15 8:30 AM

We recently surveyed hundreds of faculty members across the country to gain a better understanding of how they perceive students’ information literacy skills. More than 200  faculty responded to an open-ended question about what impact poor student information literacy skills had on their work. Almost two-thirds reported time lost addressing this gap and preparing information literacy materials, and five percent stated that it affected their decision on whether or not to assign research projects.

Information Literacy, Research, Uncategorized

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