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Journal:   EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES   SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2015 , Volume 8 , Number 4 #P0076; Page(s) 231 To 237.
 
Paper: 

STUDENTS’ INFORMATION LITERACY LEVEL IN A DISTANCE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM; A CASE STUDY

 
 
Author(s):  KESHAVARZ M.*, FARAJOLLAHI M., SARMADI M.R., ZANDI B.
 
* EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT, EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY, TEHRAN BRANCH, PAYAM-E-NOOR UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN. POSTAL CODE: 19395-3697
 
Abstract: 

Aims: Distance education is considered to be one of the modern education methods in the information era. Having the information literacy skills in distance education environments is more important than traditional training because it helps the people to use the information more effectively and try to search, evaluate and producing the information. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the information literacy level of distance education postgraduate students of Entrepreneurship Faculty of Tehran University.
Instrument & Methods: In this descriptive-survey research, 181 master students of distance education of Entrepreneurship Faculty of Tehran University were selected by symmetric stratified sampling in the second semester of 2014-2015 academic years. The instrument used in this study was questionnaire of information literacy based on 5 dimensions standards of the ACRL.18 SPSS software and indicators of descriptive and inferential statistics (Student T test) were used to analyze the data.
Findings: The components determine the nature of the information and understanding of the legal and economic items related to information were in the undesirable level. The components of effective access to information and critically information evaluation were in the relatively desirable level. The component of targeted use of data was the only component that was in the desirable level. Also the total average difference of the information literacy skills of distance education students of Entrepreneurship Faculty at University of Tehran was statistically significant (p<0.05) and can be evaluated in the relatively desirable level.
Conclusion: The information literacy skills of distance education students of Entrepreneurship Faculty of Tehran University are evaluated in the relatively desirable level.

 
Keyword(s): INFORMATION LITERACY, STUDENTS, DISTANCE EDUCATION
 
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