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    Testing Information Literacy

    Questionnaires for all ages

    Lisa Beutelspacher

    Department of Information Science

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    Overview

    Developing questionnairs for different target groups

    Questions based on the same indicators

    Different indicator-weightings for each group

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    Why testing Information Literacy?

    How information literate am I?

    How effective are existing information literacy programs?

    What efforts must be made in terms of information literacy?

    Are all students at the same level of knowledge?

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    Existing Tests

    Information Literacy Test (ILT)

    Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (SAILS)

    Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (TRAILS)

    Beile Test of Information Literacy for Education (ILAS-ED)

    ETS iSkills Assessment

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    State of students information literacy in germany

    Bachelor theses by

    Merve Erkmen, Parmila Shanmugarajah

    Supervised by Lisa Orszullok

    6th Grade and 11th Grade students

    Based on ACRL Standards

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    Workflow

    Pretests | Adjusting

    Result evaluation How many points must be reached to be information literate?

    Developing the Questionnaire

    Weight the indicators for each group Which skills need a student/teacher etc. to be information literate?

    Setting general Indicators Which skills are needed to be information literate?

    Setting the Target Groups Who should be tested?

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    Target Groups

    1. Students 3rd and 4th Grade

    2. Students 5th to 10th Grade

    3. Students 11th and 12th/13th Grade

    4. Teachers

    5. University Students

    6. Employees

    7. Scientists

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    Information Literacy Indicators

    Basic Media skills

    Seeking and finding Information

    Evaluating and using information

    Generating and indexing Information

    Information ethics and law

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    Information and Media Literacy Skills Basic Media Skills

    An information literate person

    is able to work with a computer

    is able to work with input devices and peripherals

    knows important terms related to PC and internet

    knows how to work with a Browser

    ... knows about the structure of the WWW

    knows how to create a safe password

    is able to identify Advertisments, Pop-Ups etc.

    knows about viruses, malware etc. and is able to avoid them

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    Example Question 1 (University Students)

    If you register on a website,

    what would be the safest password?

    ?PW!@4

    Qwertz123

    M?A8v+7i

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    If you register for a website,

    what would be the safest password?

    M?A8v+7i

    Qwertz123

    589423

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    Example Question 1 (3rd and 4th Grade Students)

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    Information and Media Literacy Skills Seeking and Finding Information

    An information literate person

    is able to understand a research topic

    is able to formulate questions based on the information need

    is able to identify key concepts and terms

    knows where to find libraries near by

    knows about call numbers and classification systems in libraries

    knows about search engines appropriate for the age group

    knows how to use Boolean operators, truncation etc.

    know how to expand or refine search

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    Write the following terms into the given tree:

    Cat, Dalmatian, Bird, Animal, Poodle, Dog

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    Example Question 1 (Students 11th and 12th/13th Grade )

    Animal

    Cat Bird Dog

    Poodle Dalmatian

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    Write the following terms into the given tree:

    Cat, Dalmatian, Bird

    Animal

    Dog

    Poodle

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    Example Question 1 (3rd and 4th Grade Students)

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    Adjusting the indicators for the target groups

    For every group the indicators will be rated by information professionals and teachers / lectures / instructors

    Not Important Important Essential

    knows how to save his/her privacy online

    1 Point 0 Point 2 Points

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    Example Ratings

    Skill Rating Weighting

    is able to understand a research topic 20 3

    is able to formulate questions based on the information need 18 3

    is able to identify key concepts and terms 16 3

    knows where to find libraries near by 8 2

    knows about call numbers and classification systems in libraries 3 1

    knows about search engines appropriate for the age group 12 2

    knows how to use Boolean operators, truncation etc. 4 1

    knows how to expand or refine search 9 2

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    Result evaluation

    Proficient Advanced

    50% correct 80% correct

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    Thank you!

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    Literature

    Association of College and Research Libraries (2007). Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Chicago: ACRL

    Cameron, L., Wise. S. and Lottridge, S. (2007). The development and Validation of the Information Literacy Test. In: College & Research Libraries. 68(3), pp. 229-237

    Erkmen, M., & Shanmugarajah, P. (2013). Stand der Informationskompetenz bei Schlern in Deutschland. Bachelors Thesis. Heinrich-Heine-University Dsseldorf.

    Katz, I.R. (2007). Testing Information Literacy in Digital Environments: ETSs iSkills Assessment. In: Information Technology and Libraries. 26(3), pp. 3-12

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    Information and Media Literacy Skills Evaluating and Using Information

    An information literate person

    is able to identify aim and target group of an information source

    is able to identify sentiments, bias and manipulation

    knows the difference between various Domains (.org, .com, )

    is able to cite information sources correctly

    is able to summarize content

    is able to create his/her own work based on the found information

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    Information and Media Literacy Skills Generating and Indexing Information

    An information literate person

    knows possibilities to participate in the web (web 2.0 services)

    generates information for other users (podcast, wiki etc.)

    generates information for different audiences

    is able to find reasonable tags to index videos, photos etc.

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    Information and Media Literacy Skills Information ethics and law

    An information literate person

    knows how to save his/her privacy online

    knows how to react in case of cyber-mobbing/stalking

    knows about copyright law

    knows licenses like Creative Commons and Public Domain

    knows about his /her own rights

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