e-Literacy Skills Mismatches at a South African University: a Case Study

ID: 48596 Type: Full Paper: Case Study
  1. Dina Van Vuuren Marais, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  2. Seugnet Blignaut, North-West University, South Africa

Wednesday, June 29 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Location: Grand Ballroom AB

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Abstract: This paper presents a distillation of a case study executed to minimize the mismatch between expected and actual e-literacy skill competencies in undergraduate students. An e-readiness questionnaire, situational test and focus group interview identified e-literacy skills gaps and verified if the e-literacy skills training (intervention) was efficient in a control group experiment. Findings indicated no significant differences in student’s perceptions about their e-literacy skill abilities after the intervention for control groups but indicated significant differences in student’s perceptions about their e-literacy skill abilities after the intervention for experimental groups. Analysis data similarly indicated no significant differences in tangible e-literacy skill application capabilities for control groups, but indicated significant differences in tangible e-literacy skill application capabilities for experimental groups after the intervention.

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