Informační gramotnost studentů Masarykovy univerzity a změny vlivem online Kurzu práce s informacemi

Title in English Information Literacy of Students at the Masaryk University and its Development by the Course of Work with Information


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source ProInflow
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords e-learning; evaluation research; information literacy; Kirkpatrick's four-level model; tertiary education
Description Purpose – Improvement of the information literacy should be an integral part of tertiary education. Currently, online courses are often used to deepen it. The Course of work with information is a distance course primarily for students of Masaryk University. Design/methodology/approach – The evaluation research of the information literacy level of Masaryk University students and the effectiveness of this course was realized using questionnaires and tests in the autumn semester 2016/2017. Pre-course needs were surveyed (883 students), followed by post-course changes (103 graduates for the questionnaire, 397 graduates for the post-test). Results – The results proven the efficiency of the course at first and second level of Kirkpatrick's model. Students were motivated for the enrolment in the course especially by the gain of new skills, but also the credit benefit played a significant role. Both the form and the content of the course were positively evaluated. Respondents had minor negative comments (e. g. task assignment and final test). All test questions showed a statistically significant improvement in knowledge after completing the course. While the most difficulty was found in the pre-test in the field of creation, the least problematic was the processing of information. There has been a significant improvement in knowledge and skills in the post-test, however, in some topics the results remain insufficient, especially in the search query, errors in text (language and typography), argument resolution and type of a professional text.

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