Using Mobile Technology in Information Literacy Skills Training to Enhance Students’ Learning Experience

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Title: Using Mobile Technology in Information Literacy Skills Training to Enhance Students’ Learning Experience
Author: Tin, Tony; Schmidt Hanbidge, Alice; Sanderson, Nicole
Abstract: Learning essential information literacy skills through the use of mobile phones is an innovative mLearning pilot project that has been launched with undergraduate students. Thirteen mobile information literacy mLearning lessons have been developed (http://beam.to/renmil), designed to demonstrate how to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively. The Mobile Information Literacy Tool lessons include step-by-step videos, practical tips, links to online resources, and interactive exercises to assist student in writing assignments and research papers. Students are encouraged to use their smartphone and mobile devices to learn during short breaks or while riding a bus. An eight month research project is being conducted with undergraduate students in five different classes majoring in psychology, social work, education or social development studies to determine the effectiveness of using mobile technology to enhance students’ information literacy skills and learning experience. The research study includes pre and post-test measures and a questionnaire that will generate quantitative and qualitative data. Data analysis will indicate the degree of change in frequency of mobile device information literacy access and fluency in digital literacy skills . Our research hypothesis is that digital literacy skills will increase with the use of the mobile technology information literacy eLearning project. The presentation highlights the mobile information literacy innovation, a collaborative effort between faculty and the Library, and includes the development and design of the mobile lessons, interactive exercises, and its applications. We will discuss the success and challenges of the research project to support anytime, anywhere mobile training to enhance students’ learning experience.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11895/31
Date: 2015-05-01


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