Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Progressive Education, ICOPE 2020, 16-17 October 2020, Universitas Lampung, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia

Research Article

Self-Assessment on Information Literacy Competency of Students in Indonesia-Papua New Guinea Border Area During The COVID-19 Epidemic

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.16-10-2020.2305235,
        author={Latika Ari Prihandoko},
        title={Self-Assessment on Information Literacy Competency of Students in Indonesia-Papua New Guinea Border Area During The COVID-19 Epidemic},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Progressive Education, ICOPE 2020, 16-17 October 2020, Universitas Lampung, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICOPE},
        year={2021},
        month={3},
        keywords={information literacy self-assessment gender ethnicity covid-19},
        doi={10.4108/eai.16-10-2020.2305235}
    }
    
  • Latika Ari Prihandoko
    Year: 2021
    Self-Assessment on Information Literacy Competency of Students in Indonesia-Papua New Guinea Border Area During The COVID-19 Epidemic
    ICOPE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.16-10-2020.2305235
Latika Ari Prihandoko1,*
  • 1: Universitas Musamus
*Contact email: prihandoko@unmus.ac.id

Abstract

COVID-19 requires students to be able to study independently, supported by information literacy skills. The purpose of this study is to conduct a self-assessment on the information literacy competency of students that they apply in learning activities during the COVID-19 outbreak in terms of gender and ethnicity. Respondents conduct a self-assessment of their information literacy competency. The total number of respondents are 200 from four tertiary institutions in the Indonesian-Papua New Guinea border area. In general, students have a moderate level of information literacy competence. Based on the findings of this study, females of non-Papuan ethnicity had the best level of information literacy among the other categories of respondents. The results suggest the following action that requires particular policies that are expected to improve this ability. The blended learning model is assumed to be most suitable for students in Papua who have limited infrastructure for learning activities during the COVID-19 epidemic.