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AnyQuestions.co.nz and information literacy revisited

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dc.contributor.advisor Oliver, Gillian
dc.contributor.author Kerrigan, Helen
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-20T02:44:39Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-07T02:35:21Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-20T02:44:39Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-07T02:35:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/19371
dc.description.abstract Research problem: The extent to which AnyQuestions.co.nz currently influences the information literacy development of students and in particular, its effectiveness in teaching good search strategy techniques, is investigated. Methodology: A quantitative approach involving a survey of 107 school children aged between 9 and 13 years who have had experience using AnyQuestions.co.nz. A study commissioned by the Ministry of Education published 8 years earlier provides a benchmark, and Kuhlthau’s ISP model a framework, for the current study. Results: There has been an increased awareness among AnyQuestions users of the role the service plays in helping develop search skills and improve information seeking behaviour. Satisfaction ratings for the service are substantially higher than they were in 2007 and users report positive learning outcomes. AnyQuestions.co.nz is found to be making a positive contribution to the information literacy of the students who use it. Implications: Findings indicate that the Ministry of Education should continue to grow the programme as it is a useful educational tool in teaching information literacy to New Zealand children. More research is required to find out how to best increase uptake of the service in schools throughout New Zealand, with particular emphasis on increasing use in the currently under-represented low decile¹ schools. ¹ A decile rating denotes the socio-economic position of a school’s community relative to other communities throughout New Zealand. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Children en_NZ
dc.subject Information literacy en_NZ
dc.subject Search en_NZ
dc.subject ISP en_NZ
dc.subject Internet en_NZ
dc.subject Search skills en_NZ
dc.subject Search behaviour en_NZ
dc.title AnyQuestions.co.nz and information literacy revisited en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Information Management en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 080703 Human Information Behaviour en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Information Studies en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Information Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 461002 Human information behaviour en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoaV2 280115 Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences en_NZ

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