European Conference on Information Literacy

Information Literacy: Moving Toward Sustainability pp 283-292

One Size Doesn’t Fit All – Effectiveness and Subjective Evaluations of Adaptable Information Literacy Instruction

  • Anne-Kathrin Mayer
  • Johannes Peter
  • Nikolas Leichner
  • Günter Krampen
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28197-1_29

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 552)
Cite this paper as:
Mayer AK., Peter J., Leichner N., Krampen G. (2015) One Size Doesn’t Fit All – Effectiveness and Subjective Evaluations of Adaptable Information Literacy Instruction. In: Kurbanoglu S., Boustany J., Špiranec S., Grassian E., Mizrachi D., Roy L. (eds) Information Literacy: Moving Toward Sustainability. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 552. Springer, Cham

Abstract

The paper examines whether effects of an adaptable information literacy instruction program are associated with (a) adherence to the recommendations of online learning contents derived from a test of prior knowledge and (b) subjective evaluations of the program. An adaptable blended learning training for German psychology students was evaluated in a study with a pretest-posttest design. N = 64 advanced students completed two tests of scholarly information literacy, an information literacy self-efficacy scale, and an evaluation questionnaire. Participants who worked on more online materials than recommended based on their pretest performance did not differ in their gain scores from participants who exactly followed the recommendations. However, both groups outperformed participants who omitted recommended materials. According to subjective evaluations, the latter participants constitute a “risk group” with low subjective acceptance of online teaching which might need additional support during online learning or alternative forms of instruction.

Keywords

Information literacy Blended-learning Adaptability Learning-on-demand Psychology 

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne-Kathrin Mayer
    • 1
  • Johannes Peter
    • 1
  • Nikolas Leichner
    • 1
  • Günter Krampen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.ZPID - Leibniz Institute for Psychology InformationTrierGermany
  2. 2.University of TrierTrierGermany

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