TITLE

RESEARCH BRIEF: DESIGNING A STUDENT CENTERED APPROACH TO DEVELOPING COMPETENT HEALTH INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS

AUTHOR(S)
Putnam, Janice; Kitts, Royce; Pulcher, Karen L.
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2010, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p231
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Little is known about health topics that interest college students, or what online resources are used to obtain answers. The aim of this study was to identify student centered information to promote online health information literacy skills. The objectives were to explore the health issues of interest, document what web sites addressed their interest, and evaluate the quality of these websites. Methods included a health web site evaluation tool. Results indicated that interests were varied, with most health information coming from .gov or.org websites. Study results identified limitations in student health information literacy skills. Teaching strategies that address CHES Responsibility VI A are presented.
ACCESSION #
67311171

 

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