05 Oct '11, 9pm

Lack of information literacy highlighted - inability to cite and compare information from sources:

SINGAPORE - Students here might be increasingly turning to the Internet as a source of information but a study has raised red flags on their information literacy - or the ability to manage the information, such as discerning its authenticity and using it ethically. Conducted by the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) at Nanyang Technological University, the "National Information Literacy Survey for Singapore Schools 2010" involved more than 3,000 secondary school students. The findings showed that the overall score across all info-literacy competencies stood at 38.7 per cent - some way off the ideal score of at least 50 per cent. While the study found that the participants appeared most adept in defining a project task and knowing where to seek information, their lack of aptitude to cite the sources of information used were of particular concern. T...

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