Student Information Literacy in the Mobile Environment

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Student Information Literacy in the Mobile Environment. A Critique of: Yarmey , K. (2011). Student Information Literacy in the Mobile Environment. 1-8. http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/StudentInformationLiteracyinth/225860. Israel Butler May 16, 2012 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Student Information Literacy in the Mobile Environment

Student Information Literacy in the Mobile EnvironmentA Critique of:Yarmey, K. (2011). Student Information Literacy in the Mobile Environment. 1-8. http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/StudentInformationLiteracyinth/225860Israel Butler May 16, 2012EDET 780Searching for information effectivelyCritical evaluation of informationIncorporation of new information into ones knowledge base

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Study conducted fall 2010Electronic survey on Internet-capable phone useRandom sample of 832 University of Scranton undergraduatesAges 18-24, representing 22% of universitys undergrad population.Survey consisted of 35 multiple-choice questions

Methodology69% of respondents (229 students) owned smartphonesiPhone 11%Android 12%BlackBerry 20%Other brands 57%Phone Ownership

Academic Use of Smartphones(Yarmey Figure 2)Different phone users search for information in various waysMajority of smartphone users used typed keywordsiPhone and Android users used alternative input methodsInfo Gathering on Smartphones

Yarmeys survey found that the majority of students reviewed search results less than twiceLess than 25% reported checking more than five initial search resultsVerifying Search Results

25% of respondents did not question reliability of sites