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Information literacy of engineering students: a case study

Ali, Rosmah and Abu-Hassan, Norihan and Md. Daud, Mohd. Yusof (2009) Information literacy of engineering students: a case study. In: International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEED 2009), 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2009.5490595


This study aims to identify the strengths and weaknesses of engineering students' information literacy knowledge. It also identifies the common misconceptions and mistakes students make. The respondents in the pilot study have undergone at least three semesters at a Malaysian college. Data are collected using a survey instrument adapted from Mittermeyer and Quirion and analyzed using SPSS. The results of this study show that the respondents seriously lack information skills especially in evaluating internet information, identifying the most efficient search strategy and using information ethically.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:assessment, engineering, information literacy, misconception, mistakes
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:16200
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:20 Oct 2011 09:45
Last Modified:20 Oct 2011 09:45

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