Lifelong Learning Skills: ICT & Information Literacy

Kaur , Harvinder (2008) Lifelong Learning Skills: ICT & Information Literacy. In: LYICT 2008 Joint Open and Working IFIP Conference, 7-10 July 2008.

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One of the primary goals of education is to teach a learner how to learn and how to cope with the challenges in life. In view of that, a course namely Learning Skills for Open And Distance Learners was introduced as a compulsory course to all first semester learners at Open University Malaysia (OUM). The course aims to provide lifelong learning skills which intend to help them in their learning during the university tenure, of which two important components includes basic ICT and information literacy skills. This paper explains the importance of these skills for successful learning, and how learners have perceived their ICT and information literacy skills after following through the said course. A questionnaire was developed and used to gather data from learners. 330 learners responded to the questionnaire that was uploaded in the web. The findings showed that majority of the learners admitted to have successfully acquired basic ICT but, a significant number of learners continue to seek skills in information literacy even after completing the course. (Author's abstract)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lifelong learning skills ; ICT skills, information literacy skills
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2009 06:21
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2013 01:01

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