Student Teachers’ Confidence and Competence for Finding Information on the Internet
Peter Albion, Faculty of Education, USQ, Australia
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
There is popular belief that current university students, who belong to the age group labelled as Generation Y or the Millennials, are more skilled than previous generations with computers by virtue of having grown up with them. Occasionally contrary voices suggest that, despite their obvious confidence with technology, the so-called digital natives are not necessarily more skilled. This study confirmed that first year university students report high levels of confidence in their ability to find information on the Internet but do not necessarily manifest matching levels of competence. If teacher graduates are to have the information literacy skills they need for their own lifelong learning and the capability to teach those skills in their own classrooms then changes to university information literacy teaching may be needed.
Albion, P. (2007). Student Teachers’ Confidence and Competence for Finding Information on the Internet. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1244-1249). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 2, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/24731/.
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