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Title: Engaging students in an e-learning experience : how to manage information resources through wikis and web blogs
Authors: Ferran Ferrer, Núria
Vaquer-Suñer, Cristina
Bonich, Mònica
Santos-Hermosa, Gema
Keywords: information literacy
social software
reference managers
Issue Date: 22-May-2012
Type: Conference lecture
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to describe the collaboration between librarians and scholars, from a virtual university, in order to facilitate collaborative learning on how to manage information resources. The personal information behaviour of e-learning students when managing information resources for academic, professional and daily life purposes was studied from 24 semi-structured face-to-face interviews. The results of the content analysis of the interview' transcriptions, highlighted that in the workplace and daily life contexts, competent information behaviour is always linked to a proactive attitude, that is to say, that participants seek for information without some extrinsic reward or avoiding punishment. In the academic context, it was observed a low level of information literacy and it seems to be related with a prevalent uninvolved attitude.
Language: eng
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