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Self-Perception of Digital Information literacy skills among first year students

, , Western Galilee College, Israel ; , Haifa University and Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Washington, D.C., United States ISBN 978-1-939797-32-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Information literacy is an essential proficiency to succeed in academic studies, whilst many first year students find it hard to develop academic information literacy for their studies The study reports findings from an academic college first year students' evaluation of their information skills according to Shapiro & Hughes (1996) and Ng (2012) information literacy models. Multicultural and multilingual students characterize the population of the study and as such, they present some interesting insights on the differences between demographic groups The students ranked their technological skills and their information search skills as average The study found that in the beginning of their studies, Hebrew-speaking students prefers digital sources and Arabic speaking students prefer print sources The study also supports previous studies in the subject about Arabic speaking students need for more mediation in information literacy characteristics, than Hebrew speaking students


Pieterse, E., Santo, Z. & Greeberg, R. (2018). Self-Perception of Digital Information literacy skills among first year students. In E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1309-1316). Washington, D.C., United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 19, 2019 from .

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