Information Literacy Competency of Secondary School Students: A Case Study of Vijayapura District

Abstract

Author(s): Deepa R. Kulkarni* and Ramesha Hari*

The study investigated the information literacy competencies possessed by secondary school students in Vijayapura District with a focus on the knowledge and skill level. Information literacy is very important, especially in the field of education where the students required to be updated in accessing the information and knowledge required for their academic work. This is possible only with the development of information literacy competencies. In the present study survey method was adopted for the study. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection and purposive sampling technique was used to select sample size of 200 students, from selected two secondary schools in Vijayapura District. The main objective of the study was to determine the student’s information literacy competencies such as, ability to access the information, ability to identify different information resources and the awareness about search strategies. The paper highlight on the problems of students in accessing information and attempt to know the preferred mode of accessing information.

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