Information Literacy: Educational Practices, Emerging Technologies and Student Learning Outcomes


Jessie Collier (Editor)

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU000000

Assisting students in locating relevant information remains especially critical in the digital era. As Rempel and Cossarini (2013) remind us the “quantity of conveniently available information has made students less inclined to seek out” information in the library. Information literacy is necessary so that people can continue lifelong learning. It is recognized that basic library skills and IT (Information Technology) skills are the foundations of information literacy competences.

Especially for children, who are novices in library use, it is essential to understand how to use the library and how to obtain sufficient knowledge through library materials and information resources on the Internet. Inquiry based learning takes into account the complexity of interrelated knowledge building and strives to provide opportunities for teachers and students for teamwork, building, testing, and reflection on their learning. This book discusses how emerging technologies influence information literacy, and it examines student learning outcomes and educational practices in school systems. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Academic Librarians’ use of Web 2.0 Tools and New Media to Promote Students’ Information Literacy Skills
(Barbara Blummer, Center for Computing Sciences and Jeffrey M. Kenton, College of Education, Towson University, MD)

An Evaluation of Children’s Web Pages in Public Library Websites in Japan in Comparison with those in the U. S. A. from a Viewpoint of Information Literacy Education
(Midori Kanazawa, Toyo Eiwa University, Kanagawa, Japan)

Inquiry Based Learning: Evaluation of Three Years Projects in Slovenian Primary School
(Urška Repinc, Primož Južniè, Primary school dr. Janez Mencinger Bohinjska Bistrica, Slovenia, Head of Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies on Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Revisiting the Notion of Invisible College: Digital Multiple Literacies & Media Educators
(Ibrahim Saleh, University of Cape Town, South Africa)

‘Young Warriors’ in South Africa: Proliferation of Mediatisation of Violence & Socio-economic Distress
(Ibrahim Saleh, University of Cape Town, South Africa)


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