TITLE

Teaching Information Literacy Skills: A case study of the QU-core program in Qatar University

AUTHOR(S)
Azmi, Hesham
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
ITALICS: Innovations in Teaching & Learning in Information & Com;Dec2006, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p144
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Purpose: The study examines students' assessment of a general requirement course entitled "Basics of Information Technology". Methodology: A written survey was distributed to 80 students in 3 different classes. 61 surveys (76% of the total) were returned within the study period. Results: Respondents stated that knowledge and skills acquired are essential to pursue their studies in the university and beyond. Using search engines and searching databases were identified as the most important skills acquired. Discrepancy in course description, delivery methods and assessment tools were seen as the main obstacles. Practical implications: The study provides ideas, concepts and guidelines for introducing a new information skills course within Qatar University Core Curriculum.
ACCESSION #
24366952

 

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