Adult learners information literacy and technological skills within university education

Vilhelmina Vaičiuniene, Genute Gedviliene

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Abstract

Higher education is changing to serve the needs of the 21st century called the information age where the building of the knowledge society is the highest priority. Universities are becoming mass; therefore their readiness to train competent citizens goes in line with contemporary challenges caused by new technologies, abundance of information resources that adult learners face in learning process. These issues require investigating the level of students' competence with a special focus on their technological capacity necessary to cope with a great variety of information search locations, its resources and formats. The paper presents research findings on students' information literacy, ICT skills and their attitude towards the Internet as an information location. In pursuit of drawing a comprehensive picture of Lithuanian situation in the field of the researched issue a questionnaire survey was conducted which aimed at evaluating: a) Lithuanian students' self-perception of information literacy competency; b) experience in dealing with ICT in learning process; c) their attitude towards the Internet as information location and resource; d) students' skills to use multimedia technology for learning purposes. The comparative analysis of the situation within nine Lithuanian universities has disclosed insufficient level of information literacy, ICT skills for self-directed studies among the surveyed students. The research findings indicate differences in students' performance compared by the mode of study evidencing much lower extramural study mode students' skills which are below the high standards of modern higher education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMSCI 2008 - 2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages172-177
Number of pages6
Volume1
ISBN (Print)1934272469, 9781934272466
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2008 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2008Jul 2 2008

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Other2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2008
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period6/29/087/2/08

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  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems

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Vaičiuniene, V., & Gedviliene, G. (2008). Adult learners information literacy and technological skills within university education. In IMSCI 2008 - 2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings (Vol. 1, pp. 172-177). International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS.

Adult learners information literacy and technological skills within university education. / Vaičiuniene, Vilhelmina; Gedviliene, Genute.

IMSCI 2008 - 2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings. Vol. 1 International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS, 2008. p. 172-177.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Vaičiuniene, V & Gedviliene, G 2008, Adult learners information literacy and technological skills within university education. in IMSCI 2008 - 2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings. vol. 1, International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS, pp. 172-177, 2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2008, Orlando, FL, United States, 6/29/08.
Vaičiuniene V, Gedviliene G. Adult learners information literacy and technological skills within university education. In IMSCI 2008 - 2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings. Vol. 1. International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS. 2008. p. 172-177
Vaičiuniene, Vilhelmina ; Gedviliene, Genute. / Adult learners information literacy and technological skills within university education. IMSCI 2008 - 2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings. Vol. 1 International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS, 2008. pp. 172-177
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