Organization as Meta-literacy: Evaluating student use of metadata and information organization principles in the classroom

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106254
Title:
Organization as Meta-literacy: Evaluating student use of metadata and information organization principles in the classroom
Author:
Mitchel, Erik
Editors:
Lussky, Joan
Citation:
Organization as Meta-literacy: Evaluating student use of metadata and information organization principles in the classroom 2007,
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106254
Submitted date:
2007-10-25
Abstract:
This poster presents the results of a research project which investigated the inclusion of information organization and metadata creation instruction in an undergraduate level history seminar course. Over the course of the semester, twelve students were asked to create Qualified Dublin Core records for approximately 500 articles from a historical newspaper. Prior to creating the records, students were trained in metadata record creation and given instruction on original description. Students used the created records in their research and presented their papers at a symposium at the end of the semester. The research project evaluated the metadata created and investigated student reactions to the process via an online survey. The research found that while students bring an interest in information organization and management techniques that they lacked generalized knowledge and did not share assumptions on the purpose nor uses of the described records.
Type:
Conference Poster
Language:
en
Keywords:
Metadata
Local subject classification:
Meta-literacy; Information organization; Classroom

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMitchel, Eriken_US
dc.contributor.editorLussky, Joanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-25T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:43:18Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-10-25en_US
dc.identifier.citationOrganization as Meta-literacy: Evaluating student use of metadata and information organization principles in the classroom 2007,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106254-
dc.description.abstractThis poster presents the results of a research project which investigated the inclusion of information organization and metadata creation instruction in an undergraduate level history seminar course. Over the course of the semester, twelve students were asked to create Qualified Dublin Core records for approximately 500 articles from a historical newspaper. Prior to creating the records, students were trained in metadata record creation and given instruction on original description. Students used the created records in their research and presented their papers at a symposium at the end of the semester. The research project evaluated the metadata created and investigated student reactions to the process via an online survey. The research found that while students bring an interest in information organization and management techniques that they lacked generalized knowledge and did not share assumptions on the purpose nor uses of the described records.en_US
dc.format.mimetypedocen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMetadataen_US
dc.subject.otherMeta-literacyen_US
dc.subject.otherInformation organizationen_US
dc.subject.otherClassroomen_US
dc.titleOrganization as Meta-literacy: Evaluating student use of metadata and information organization principles in the classroomen_US
dc.typeConference Posteren_US
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