reports the key dinding of the information seeking behavior and success of
students in using the web. The student’s behavior and achievement were compared
in his study. The investigation reveals that the use of search engine and the
level of research ability are directly proportional to their success.
are numerous studies on IL evaluation in various contexts, creating and using
various tests as research instruments (e.g. Mery, Newby, & Peng, 2012; Mittermeyer, 2005; O’Connor, Radcliff,
& Gedeon, 2002). The majority of them follow the recommendations of
various IL standards (e.g. Gross &
Latham, 2012; Thornton, 2008). However, a large portion of the studies are conducted by librarians,
sometimes in cooperation with researchers or IL educators. A detailed review of
IL assessment tools, design, and content of available IL tests (ILT) and
questionnaires are presented in Boh et al. (2015). Be that as it may, there is
no final general agreement on which methodology or which specific IL test
format serves best to evaluate the IL of understudies in advanced education.
Moreover, there are few examinations investigating factors influencing IL
research showed weak knowledge of ICT literacy (Katz, 2007) and digital literacy (Eshet-Alkalai & Amichai-Hamburger, 2004) among college and
high school students. Factors affecting IL achievement in high schools,
focusing on teachers’, librarians’, and student’s perspectives, are presented
by Varlejs & Stec (2014).
Authors propose that understanding and commitment of school leaders is
necessary to improve the IL of students. Although there are indices, that the
performance in IL depends on the major topic of the study, there is no doubt,
that IL knowledge can be improved with courses that teach and require IL skills
to be used (Kiliç-Çakmak, 2010; Williams
& Evans, 2008).
Detlor, Julien, Willson, Serenko, and
Lavallee (2011) propose three fundamentals groups of
factors influencing IL instructions at business schools: learning environment
factors, IL program components, and student demographics. Although the IL
student learning outcomes are affected by several individual factors, they are
rarely under the control of librarians and teachers (Martin, 2011). Statistic
and scholastic characteristics that may predict success in an IL test are
presented by Godbey, Ladd, and Fabbi
(2014). Only one of the proposed group of factors considering the influence
of school (principals monitoring of teachers’ ICT use), and both items
considering individual attributes of a student (gender and parental
socioeconomic status), have a significant impact on students’ computer and
information literacy (Lorenz, Eickelmann, & Gerick, 2015). Experiments on
digital literacy shed further insights into information skills (Eshet-Alkalai & Amichai-Hamburger, 2004),
in which older experiment participants performed better in information literacy
compared to the younger participants who performed better in computer use.
Peach-D recent media articles, employer feedback and graduate Destination Survey
data in Australia Feature the significance of developing students generic and
professional skills for example, information literacy in university. Dunn-K
present a progress report on an ongoing, innovation assessment project that aim
to discover answer to those question and many more. Booker-D article included
in a special issue devoted to the theme: Flexible delivery .
Ford-A; Forys-J depicts the goal, content and history of a program in the university of lowa libraries for
teaching library and information Literacy skills to incoming men and women
students athletes. Jezzard-H study of the online information industry
undertaken by IRN service and commissioned by Information World Review and
Dialog, the level of information Literacy among online users is very great and substantially
superior than it was five year ago, an opinion expressed by nearly 50 percent
of the survey respondents.
Levy-P discusses the idea of IL and the design and implementation of the
networked professional development cources in training for Il which have been
developunder the undertaking. The
objective of the Commit member has been the advancement of IL courses
customized to meet the needs of chose client group within their particular universities.