Pacific Island Students Paddling in the Information Digital Literacy Canoe: A Study of University of the South Pacific Students.

Brief Paper ID: 43714
  1. Irene Chief
    The University of the South Pacific
  2. Evan Naqiolevu
    The University of the South Pacific
  3. Anare Tuitoga
    The University of the South Pacific

Abstract: With demands for technological skills to be integrated in the learning design of courses at the University of the South Pacific (USP) information digital literacy has become more significant. A study of first year undergraduate students in a “Leadership and Governance” course which is currently in progress, was used to capture the students’ level of information digital literacy skills and knowledge. There is limited literature about students’ level of information literacy skills available in the Pacific islands regional context where information and communication technology (ICT) is rapidly developing and making information increasingly accessible. The USP library conducts and provides information digital literacy training and learning packages but has not captured the impact of their training in the USP community. This research is to produce findings and recommendations that are in a Pacific islands perspective for learning and teaching practitioners which can add to the pool of glob

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