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Instructional Preferences of First-Year College Students with Below-proficient Information Literacy Skills

Title: Instructional Preferences of First-Year College Students with Below-proficient Information Literacy Skills: A Focus Group Study.
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Name(s): Latham, Don, 1959-, author
Gross, Melissa, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The Attaining Information Literacy Project has focused on identifying first-year college students with below-proficient information literacy skills, gaining an understanding of those students' self-views and perceptions of information literacy, gaining an understanding of their instructional experiences and preferences, and developing an intervention that will address their instructional needs. Focus groups were conducted with students with below-proficient skills to determine their instructional preferences. The findings from the focus groups indicate that students place a high value on personal relevance in the knowledge and skills they are learning, and they prefer a combination of demonstration and hands-on activities, interaction with the instructor and other students, and the availability of supplemental instructional materials in the form of handouts. In addition, they feel that incentives to participate in instruction are crucial and that a number of communication strategies are needed to advertise effectively the availability of instructional sessions.
Identifier: FSU_migr_slis_faculty_publications-0016X (IID)
Keywords: Focus groups, Academic librarians, Information literacy -- Universities & colleges, College freshmen; Self-perception; Community college students -- Attitudes; Motivation in education; Information skills
Citation: Latham, D., & Gross, M. (2013). Instructional Preferences of First-Year College Students with Below-Proficient Information Literacy Skills: A Focus Group Study. College & Research Libraries, 74(5), 430-449.
Subject(s): Information literacy
Information science
Library science
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_slis_faculty_publications-0016X
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: School of Information.
Is Part Of: College and Research Libraries.
Issue: 5, 74

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Latham, D., & Gross, M. (2013). Instructional Preferences of First-Year College Students with Below-proficient Information Literacy Skills: A Focus Group Study. College And Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_slis_faculty_publications-0016X