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A Pilot Study of the Development of the Online Information Searching Strategies Inventory (OISSI)
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, National Taipei University, Taiwan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper presented a pilot study of the development of the Online Information Searching Strategies Inventory (OISSI). The purpose of this inventory was to assess the advantages and disadvantages of the strategies utilized by online learners while searching information on the Internet. Beginning with an interview of 20 college students, a total of 55 questions were collected as a pool of the candidate items of the OISSI. A survey including all of the candidate items was then administered to 123 college and senior high school students. The results of the factor analysis extracted 14 items constructed in four factors with 59.56% explained variance. The reliability £\ of the total scale was 0.72. Several constructive comments were made for further modification of the instrument. The OISSI helps not only the online learners know their own advantages and disadvantages regarding performing an online information-searching task, but also provides researchers and online instructors a tool to diagnose students' cognitive and metacognitive strategies used while online searching.

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Tsai, M.J. (2005). A Pilot Study of the Development of the Online Information Searching Strategies Inventory (OISSI). In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3354-3358). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 20, 2019 from .

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