The Age-Friendly Media and Information Literate City post COVID-19

This presentation reviews current perspectives on the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) of ageing populations including socio-economic contexts, countering ageism, empowering older people, and the prospects for citywide strategies to support older people’s MIL. The focus of the presentation is on mechanisms to estimate what life is like for older people in a city, including

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An Innovative Learning Platform for Information Problem Solving

IntroductionThe ability to solve information problems is a critical skill that all students in higher education must possess, regardless of their field of study. While educators in higher education recognize the importance of this skill, they often struggle to allocate sufficient time for its development in their lectures. To address this challenge, we have developed

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Durban University of Technology Student Experiences with Information Literacy Through Game-Based Learning

The Durban University of Technology has been exploring new ways of teaching information literacy. Students’ learning preferences have evolved; thus, it is critical to experiment with new teaching strategies to stay current and hold their interest. Research shows that for many students, a didactic approach to teaching information literacy can be extremely boring and ineffective.

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Shaping Online Digital Literacy Training for People with Low Digital Skills

The digital divide manifests not only in an unequal distribution of Internet access and connectivity but increasingly in the lack of digital literacy. Drivers for bridging the digital gap and promoting digital inclusion are measures to advance digital literacy in society. This is especially true for vulnerable populations, such as refugees, as they are more

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Research and Conclusions Regarding Using Problem-Based-Learning in Teaching

BackgroundProblem-based learning (PBL)is a method of instruction where students are given a real or realistic problem, such as a case study or hypothetical situation, and asked to use inductive reasoning to learn both information about the topic and how to think critically about it. (Repanovici & Koukourakis, 2021) Literature Review by Scientometric MethodsScientometric methods helps

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Copyright Awareness among Future Media Specialists: Survey Results in Bulgaria

An essential component of the information society is intellectual property (IP) knowledge, in particular copyright and related rights. IP has become even more relevant with the increasing openings allowing people to create and promote their work in online media. There are a lot of different versions of copyright surveys in Social Sciences in Bulgaria because

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Media and Information Literacy in Portuguese School Libraries: A Longitudinal Study with Elementary School Students

The evaluation process of school libraries, developed by the Portuguese School Libraries Network (RBE), has been carried out through the application of a self-evaluation model (MABE). This evaluation seeks to establish a relationship between processes, the impact or value they generate, and the prospects for future development (Bastos, Martins & Conde, 2011). The model contemplates

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Information Literacy at School: What Post-Pandemic Uses of Online Video by Primary School Teachers in France?

The consumption of online video keeps growing, especially during the Covid crisis and the “emergency remote education” time (Bozkurt et al., 2020) when pedagogical continuity had to be organized with the available means and resources online. The studies of primary school teachers’ information seeking behavior (ISB) and information literacy (IL) are still scarce (Virkus &

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Students’ Academic Reading Format Attitudes and Behaviors

Over the last twenty years, studies have shown that most university students prefer reading their academic texts in print format over electronic (e.g., Dilevko and Gottlieb, 2002; Liu, 2006; Li et.al., 2011; Mizrachi et al., 2021). But when the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, institutions worldwide were forced to close their campuses and move to

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