Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Project Information Literacy

In December 2013 The US Project Information Literacy published a research report about first-year university students and information literacy. It is based on interviews with 35  first year students (from 6 institutions), a survey of school and university students (all in the USA) and analysis of library resources."In this study, we investigate the challenges today's freshmen face, and the information-seeking strategies they develop, use, and adapt as they make the transition from high school to college and begin to complete college research assignments."
Head, A. (2013) Learning the Ropes: How Freshmen Conduct Course Research Once They Enter College. Project Information Literacy. 
The main website is at http://projectinfolit.org
There is also a related video: Major Findings: PIL's Freshmen Study. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWNGZUa952A&feature=youtu.be
Photo by Sheila Webber: Crows in trees, Gothenburg, January 2014

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