Using clickers to support information literacy skills development and instruction in first-year business students

Stagg, Adrian and Lane, Michael S. (2010) Using clickers to support information literacy skills development and instruction in first-year business students. Journal of Information Technology Education, 9. pp. 197-215. ISSN 1547-9714

Abstract

Course-integrated information literacy (IL) instruction can be enhanced via the use of student response devices, or ‘clickers’. The first phase of this study focused on how first-year undergraduate students perceived the use of clickers as a mechanism to encourage active learning and engagement in order to establish a baseline of information seeking behaviour and to actively engage students in the learning process. Data collected within IL classes and subsequent surveys of student perceptions are examined with discussion on the implications for future practice and research. Our findings from this first phase of this study through the quantitative data collected with clickers indicate that first year business students have shortcomings in information literacy and can improve their information literacy skills in relation to research and assignment work in their formal assessment. Furthermore the use of clickers are positively viewed by undergraduate students and postgraduate students as a technology which can facilitate active learning and engagement if used appropriately with clearly aligned learning objectives.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: PDF of article unable to be displayed due to publisher copyright restrictions. However, article freely available on publisher's website: http://www.jite.org/documents/Vol9/JITEv9p197-215Stagg800.pdf
Depositing User: Mr Adrian Stagg
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 00:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: information literacy; technology enhanced learning; clickers; active learning; cognitive overload, student response devices, student engagement.
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080706 Librarianship
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080704 Information Retrieval and Web Search
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/8279

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