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Virtual environment as a collaborative platform to enhance pupils’ information literacy skills Sivagouri Arunasalam
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ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference, Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Abstract

The Internet has erased international boundaries allowing our young charges the potential to develop as global citizens. Research studies have given good insights on the role of information literacy on the effectiveness of learning. However, very little studies demonstrate an effective implementation of programmes in virtual learning environments. The paper highlights how Beacon Primary School, one of the futuristic schools in Singapore, has implemented its Tamil Language programmes in a virtual learning environment thus providing a collaborative platform for pupils to meet and discuss issues. P4 Tamil curriculum and lesson packages are designed to infuse Information Communications Technology (ICT) meaningfully and make virtual learning a reality. Information literacy had been weaved into the P4 Tamil language curriculum with online Web 2.0 software, wikispace, PBworkspace, as the platform for collaborative virtual learning environment. This paper presents how the virtual environment acts as a collaborative platform to enhance the pupil’s information literacy skills.

Citation

Arunasalam, S. (2011). Virtual environment as a collaborative platform to enhance pupils’ information literacy skills Sivagouri Arunasalam. In Proceedings of ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (pp. 123-127). Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Retrieved February 18, 2020 from .

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