Information Literacy Education for First-Year Composition Students: A Case Study of Three Deployment Modes

Information Literacy Education for First-Year Composition Students: A Case Study of Three Deployment Modes

Monica D. T. Rysavy (Goldey-Beacom College, USA), Russell Michalak (Goldey-Beacom College, USA) and Kevin Hunt (Goldey-Beacom College, USA)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 37
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4206-3.ch004

Abstract

This chapter describes how the researchers at a small private Master's level college examined how different delivery modes—face-to-face (F2F), hybrid, and online instruction—may impact first-year students' perceptions of their information literacy (IL) skills compared to their test-assessed information literacy skills using the students perception of information literacy-questionnaire (SPIL-Q) and information literacy assessment (ILA) instruments. These instruments were developed and deployed to international graduate business students in two previous studies: Michalak and Rysavy and Michalak, Rysavy, and Wessel. The students (n=161) in this study were enrolled in a first-year English composition course in the Spring 2017 semester. This iteration achieved an overall response rate of 87.04% (n=141). Overall, results demonstrated the greatest achievement were demonstrated by students in hybrid course sections.
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Information Literacy Assessment (Ila) Instrument: Pilot Iteration

In 2015, the information literacy (IL) team developed the first iteration of their information literacy skills assessment instrument - the Information Literacy Assessment (ILA) instrument (see Appendix 1). The ILA was used by the IL team to learn about the college’s international graduate business students’ IL skills. This internally developed tool and multiple-choice quiz has six assessment topics:

  • 1.

    Develop a Topic

  • 2.

    Locate Information

  • 3.

    Access Information

  • 4.

    Evaluate Information

  • 5.

    Write

  • 6.

    Cite

This iteration of the ILA followed the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL, 2004) five standards for information literate students:

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