Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) accompanied the talk on ensuring digital and information literacy scaffolding is applied effectively for successful student transition from school to the university.
A familiar pathway to university in Queensland is through completion of senior education in a Queensland school. In 2017, 25,603 applications to university were made by Year 12 students to Queensland universities (38.8% of all Queensland university applications). Of these applications 92.1% were made university offers, totalling 41.3% of all Queensland university offers.
Screenagers have grown up surrounded by multimedia and digital devices in classrooms, are very comfortable with high-technology and small screens, and making choices to use these devices over pens and paper. Often referred to as Generation Z, Post-Millennials or the iGeneration, these students have truly grown up in a digital-first world. Year 12 Queensland screenagers are experienced in navigating curriculum defined school assessment, school research expectations, and school libraries. But how do these experiences stack up against first semester university expectations in assessment and research?