Information literacy successes compared: Online vs. face to Face

Joanna M. Burkhardt, University of Rhode Island
Jim Kinnie, University of Rhode Island
Carina M. Cournoyer, University of Rhode Island

Document Type Article


This paper compares the results of a comprehensive exam taken by undergraduates enrolled in face-to-face and online sections of a three-credit course in information literacy. Authors discuss choosing, adapting, and implementing the comprehensive exam. Questions are mapped to the ACRL Competency Standards for Information Literacy for Higher Education to assess the effectiveness of the course. Preliminary results indicate that online students performed slightly better than their face-to-face counterparts. © 2008 Central Michigan University.