Using an authentic learning environment to help students see that there's more to research than Google and Wikipedia: a reflection

Cochrane, Sandra and Goh, Steven (2008) Using an authentic learning environment to help students see that there's more to research than Google and Wikipedia: a reflection. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AaeE 2008): To Industry and Beyond, 7-10 Dec 2008, Yeppoon, Australia.

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Abstract

Authentic learning environments open up opportunities to help students learn about the value of research skills and the importance of professional sources (two aspects of information literacy). Individual students begin to see how limiting a reliance on Google and Wikipedia is to the development of their professional knowledge base. But, it is important to recognise that these skills and knowledge are built over time. Information literacy is not achieved in one course alone. It grows as discipline knowledge grows over an entire program.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Sandra Cochrane, Steven Goh, 2008. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Depositing User: Mr Steven Goh
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Division of Academic Services - Library
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2009 02:21
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014 05:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering education; information literacy; library
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080706 Librarianship
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080611 Information Systems Theory
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4774

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