Evaluation of e-learning course, Information Literacy, for medical students

Kratochvíl, Jiří Evaluation of e-learning course, Information Literacy, for medical students. The Electronic Library, 2013, vol. 31, n. 1, pp. 55-69. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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The main purpose of this article is to describe and to evaluate the results of evaluation of the e-learning course, Information Literacy, which is taught by the librarians at the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University. In the article the results are discussed to inform about the librarians' experience with tutoring the course. The survey covers the medical students who enrolled on the course between autumn 2008 and autumn 2010. The students were requested to fill the questionnaire designed in Google Documents and based on the quantitative method, including a five-point Likert scale combined with closed and open ended questions. Results show the medical students are satisfied with the e-learning course, Information Literacy, because of time and space flexibility, studying at their own pace and online interactive tutorials. More than half the students found the gradual releasing of the study materials and the tasks as the main motivation for continous learning. Most of the students were satisfied with the taught topics like methodology of searching in the databases, using EndNoteWeb and citation style ISO 690. Most of the tasks like searching in the online databases, working with EndNoteWeb or finding the impact factor of a journal were evaluated as beneficial. The results have suggested several important revisions. The librarians have decided to create the interactive tutorials explaining the importance of the topics, remove the parts of tutorials describing the library terminology and catalogues. Two new tasks – verifying online access to the full text of journals and finding signs of plagiarism in a short text – have been added since spring 2011. The librarians will prepare some printed material supporting the course and improve the publicity of their e-learning course among the teachers. The results and its discussion can help other librarians who are going to prepare a similar e-learning course in planning the conception of their course.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Academic libraries; Czech Republic; E-learning; Evaluation; Information literacy; Librarians; Medical students; Students; Libraries.
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CE. Literacy.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GH. Education.
Depositing user: Jiří Kratochvíl
Date deposited: 04 Mar 2017 20:13
Last modified: 04 Mar 2017 20:13
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/30951

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