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Role of information literacy in higher education during recent global pandemic: An overview

Abbas S.M. Documentation Officer (Sr. Scale), MMAJ-Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Abstract This paper discusses the concept information literacy, its role in higher education and the importance associated with information literacy in times of recent global health pandemic. Information is taking a new form each day and is continuously evolving with the changing world. People should become aware and make informed choices as a user of information. The use of information literacy helps an individual to recognize when information is required, how it can be located, evaluated and used productively. The entire education system around the globe faced the wrath of the lockdown period triggered due to the spread of Novel Corona virus (nCov-19). The intended purpose of this paper is to address the issues pertaining to information literacy in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) during pandemic, to understand the role and usefulness of information literacy in times when there is a difficulty in moving ahead with the traditional student-teacher learning system. Keywords Information literacy, Information literate, Online learning, HEIs, Teaching-learning system, Information communication technology (ICT), Pandemic, Covid-19..



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