Smith, Janice and Oliver, Martin (2007) Exploring behaviour in the online environment : student perceptions of information literacy. Research in Learning Technology, 13 (1). pp. 49-65. ISSN 0968-7769Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The aim of this paper is to show how information literacy can be conceptualised as a key learning process related to discipline and academic maturity, rather than as a generic skill. Results of a smallscale study including questionnaires and observation of student behaviour are reported and analysed in relation to Bruce's 'seven faces of information literacy' framework. The findings illustrate that information literacy is a highly situated practice that remains undeveloped through mandatory schooling. Some methodological issues are considered in relation to researching information literacy, including the limits of the Bruce model as a framework for analysis. We also show how decontextualised courses can foreground and privilege certain behaviours that are beneficial but that developing higher-level information literate attitudes is likely to be an iterative and contextualised process.
|Keywords:||education, online learning, information literacy, information and communications technology, Education (General), Computer Science Applications, Education|
|Subjects:||Education > Education (General)|
|Department:||Professional Services > Student Experience and Enhancement Services|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||15 May 2007|
|Last modified:||21 Jun 2016 00:03|