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1 The impact of information literacy on the pass rate of first year students: a project at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology Michiel Moll 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York

2 Contents Background Students Grade 12 structure Grade 12 results and ranking Course results and ranking Ranking variance Infolit ranking group Ranking and variance Conclusion 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York

3 Background Information literacy policy CPUT Libraries – 10 Campuses = 97 staff 9 Faculty librarians 2 Information librarians 7 Librarian branch managers 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York

4 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York Students Wellington Campus - previously College of Education First-year Education students Studying the same course – FET Education literacy tradition Cooperation of staff at Wellington

5 Disparate student body Wide socio-economic backgrounds Differentiated educational history Wide academic range

6 Pre 2009 Post 2009 Language level Mathematics/ mathematical literacy 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York Grade 12 structure

7 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York Group S Grade 12 results Gr 12 subjectsGr 12 total Gr 12 avg LO Gr12GroupGr12 subject choice S ma1e2 S ma1e2 S ma1e2 S ma1e2 S ma1e2 S ma1e2 S ma1e2 S ma1e2 S ma1e2 S ma1e2 S ma1e2 S ma1e2 S ma1e2 S ma1e2

8 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York Gr 12 subjectsGr 12 totalGr 12 avgLO Gr12GroupGr12 subject choice T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 T mla1e2 Group T Grade 12 results

9 Grade 12 ranking 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York StudentGr 12Ranking T T T T T T T T T T T T T T Student Grade 12 Rankin g S S S S S S S S S S S S S

10 Course results 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York IL final course mark (95) % IL Class attendanc e (8) B ED:(FET):ECONOMIC & MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 1 course results S S S S S S S S S S S S S S IL final course mark (95) % IL Class attenda nce (8) B ED:(FET):ECONOMIC & MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 1 course results T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T

11 Course ranking 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York StudentCourseRanking T T T T T T T T T T T T T T StudentCourseRanking S S S S S S S S S S S S S

12 Ranking Variance 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York StudentCourseGr 12 Varianc e S S S3 43 S S S S S S S S S S14 21 StudentCourseGr 12 Varianc e T T T T T T T T T T T T T T

13 Infolit Ranking Group 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York StudentInfo Lit Groupin g T T T T T T T T T T T T T T StudentInfo Lit Groupin g S S S S S S S S S10 66 S S S S

14 Ranking and Variance 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York Group T 10 Variance Negative41 Positive16 Neutral20 Group S 10 Variance Negative41 Positive15 Neutral10

15 Conclusion 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York The conclusion that can be drawn then is that Information Literacy training carried out effectively, as measured by student’s success in Information Literacy assessments, leads to an overall better performance in the student’s academic studies… irrespective of the actual level of performance OR CAN WE?

16 Moving on.... Further research Internally – other groups Other factors – frequency, pre and posttest Longitudinally with the same group – 2nd,3rd,4th year. Use of present Internally – for librarians Internally for academic departments Internally for infolit committee 7/12/2010SASA – Bringing the disciplines together

17 Thank you Michiel Moll 20/08/2011Northumbria conference York


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