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Mobile Information Literacy

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Hossam Zalabany

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Mobile Information Literacy
Higher education students
Prof. Micheal Seadle
Hossam Elzalabany
Who is this ...
Information Literacy:
the definition
But what mobile...
Information literacy and Technology Waves
Mobile information literacy
Building 3 - 972 Yount street
August 24th, 2014
August 24th, 2014
October 11th, 2014
The term of Mobile Information Literacy may have no fixed definition until now , although it has been used in the literature to express the skills of
of information, added to that,

the ability to deal with mobile devices
mobile applications
and its new techniques of searching and mobile Information retrieval,

Research Problem
Research Questions
How can the Mobile technology wave affect the information seeking behavior of the users?
What is mobile information literacy exactly, and how can mobile affect the current Information literacy models?
What is the skills needed to be gained by higher education students to make them mobile information literate?
Hossam M. Elzalabany.
Assistant Lecturer- School of Librarianship, Archives and Information Science, Cairo University.

System Administrator and analyst, Digital Library Unit, Supreme Council of Universities- Ministry of Higher Education- Egypt.

Manager of King Fahd National Library Digitization Project.

M.A. In Information Science from Cairo university "the ready made software packages in the field of libraries and information science" “Awarded The Best M.A. Thesis of Social Sciences in Cairo university ,2012

Information literacy
the value and the use of information in every day's life became non-negotiable.
The main challenge faces people is to know how to define the exact need of information, and be capable of reaching it in the right way, time and place. In other words it needs people to be
information literate.

American Library association (ALA) defined Information literacy as "a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
Chartered institution of libraries and information professionals (CILIP) defined Information literacy as "knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner"
The Umbrella term
Information literacy
media literacy
computer literacy
digital literacy
Information technology has an important impact on information literacy among the past 3 decades.

every technological stunt faced a change in the information literacy model and methods

The 5 waves of technology
Main Frames
it was the first wave of information Technology, but it was expensive, weak and was some how restricted use
Due it's use in Printing and Publishing Tec,
The tremendous rise in publication numbers.
The need of Information literacy appeared because of the information explosion
Internet PCs
Mobile wave
The Information Retrieval Systems
Developing the information literacy concept and learning models of how to enable deal with the IRS
Networking and E-Publishing

Digital Libraries
Search Engines
Information literacy new aspects
a New shift in information access
a new shift in information literacy
How Mobiles changed Information Behavior
New types and abilities of information
Information Access became not restricted to anywhere
Any time information access around the hour
we check our smartphones one time every 8-10 Min at least
'Old modified' / 'new' information
search and reach capabilities
Despite all new Mobile Device manufacturers aim to make it user-friendly
somehow they succeeded
-, but there are
new tasks
to be done with mobile devices,
millions of applications
, too
fast upgrades
, different
information resources types
, and
new services
to be offered.

all of these new trends have created a need for the user experience to deal with these devices, which simultaneously have caused an expanding need for Mobile Information Literacy.

The current Information literacy models neglects the changes occurs in the nature of information searching due to the rapid use of mobile features.
Why among higher education students?
Lifelong learning is one of the mainstreams of higher education, so Information literacy.

Even higher education became mobile, and the term m-Learning started to replace E-learning.

Higher Education Students are the most affected by information literacy because of their study nature and needs.
To complete the research efforts and fill a theoretical gap about defining the mobile information literacy, and measure –on ethnographic basis- the impact of mobiles on information seeking and searching.
To provide a way of rising the benefit of mobile devices in learning, which can help students –using an existing technology they already know and obtain- to improve their access to knowledge.
Help mobile apps developers to have a better understanding about mobile user's behavior, which can improve mobile information retrieval systems.

Research Objectives.
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Mobile Information literacy
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