Promotion of information literacy and social interaction in technology rich learning environment

Vilhelmina Vaičiüniene, Genute Gedviliene

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Abstract

The paper examines the impact of ICT on students learning experiences and opportunities offered by virtual learning environment as an integral part of traditional learning environment in the experimental course "Integration of information literacy skills into ESP program" at Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania). The experiment aims at developing students' information literacy and social skills as the means for enhancement of foreign language competencies. The integrated information literacy course into ESP (English for specific purposes) program addresses the students' needs of information skills striving for better performance and efficiency in academic studies. The focal points and findings of the research presented in the paper are: a) students attitudes towards the software package Moodle learning environment; b) social communication and information literacy skills developed within and with the assistance of Moodle; c) the relation between ICT and development of ESP competencies in complex learning environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages70-75
Number of pages6
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9806560795, 9789806560796
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, EISTA 2006, Jointly with the 2nd Int. Conf. on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics, SOIC 2006 and 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA 2006 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 20 2006Jul 23 2006

Other

Other4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, EISTA 2006, Jointly with the 2nd Int. Conf. on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics, SOIC 2006 and 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA 2006
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/20/067/23/06

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Keywords

  • Competencies
  • Constructivism
  • Information literacy
  • Social interaction
  • Virtual learning environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Education

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Vaičiüniene, V., & Gedviliene, G. (2006). Promotion of information literacy and social interaction in technology rich learning environment. In EISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings (Vol. 1, pp. 70-75). International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS.