information literacy; university students; evaluation; French language; Belgium
[en] Although universities are providing more and more information literacy training for their undergraduate students, the students’ real level of information literacy at the beginning of their studies has never been assessed.
Hence EduDOC has decided to team up with the CIUF ‘Library’ Commission in order to organize a wide study aiming at objectively describing this initial level of information literacy, at identifying the students’ main weaknesses, as well as allowing instructors to adjust their training on this basis. The questionnaire was based on a similar study carried out in Québec and contains 20 questions grouped in five themes relating to information search steps. It was sent in September 2007 to a random sample of students entering a higher education institution in the French Speaking Community of Belgium for the first time. The students’ rather poor results confirm that organizing an information literacy program is imperative if students are to perform well in their studies.
Education & instruction Library & information sciences
Author, co-author :
Thirion, Paul ; Université de Liège - ULiège > CARE "Le Réseau des bibliothèques" > CARE "Réseau des Bibliothèques" : Direction générale
Pochet, Bernard ; Université de Liège - ULiège > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
Information Literacy in Students Entering Higher Education in the French Speaking Community of Belgium: lessons learned from an evaluation
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