Vol. 7, No. 3 • May 2000
Teaching Internet information literacy: a collaborative approach (part II)
by Michael O'Sullivan and Thomas Scott

Discusses key findings from the second part of an action research study conducted to ascertain students' impressions of the Internet as a learning tool. Says that students were asked to identify the reasons why they use the Internet, the frequency of their usage, what they like and dislike about using the technology, and how they evaluate their own Internet-use skills. Also discusses what was learned from conducting collaborative action research and identifies several factors that are important for teachers and librarians/media specialists who may be interested in pursuing similar studies. Notes that a majority of students are ignoring issues of misinformation and subjectivity of the information they acquire. Offers five steps that are considered crucial for integrating collaborative action research and information literacy.
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