Student teachers' confidence and competence for finding information on the internet

Albion, Peter R. (2007) Student teachers' confidence and competence for finding information on the internet. In: 18th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2007), 26-30 March 2007, San Antonio, TX.

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[Abstract]: There is popular belief that current university students, who belong to the age group labelled as Generation Y or the Millennials, are more skilled than previous generations with computers by virtue of having grown up with them. Occasionally contrary voices suggest that, despite their obvious confidence with technology, the so-called digital natives are not necessarily more skilled. This study confirmed that first year university students report high levels of confidence in their ability to find information on the Internet but do not necessarily manifest matching levels of competence. If teacher graduates are to have the information literacy skills they need for their own lifelong learning and the capability to teach those skills in their own classrooms then changes to university information literacy teaching may be needed.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. 'Copyright by AACE. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2007) with permission of AACE (http://www.aace.org).'
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Peter Albion
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:57
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: information literacy; teacher education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2099

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