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      Information and Digital Literacy of First-Year Students of Hispanic Studies

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      UNISA Press
      online education, e-learning, information availability, information and communication technologies


            In the theoretical part of the paper, I present the definitions of information and digital literacy, where its role is depicted within the education systems in certain countries. In the research part of the paper, I raise the issue of information and digital literacy of first-year students of bachelor studies of the 2020/2021 generation of the Department of Iberian Studies of the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. The aim of the research is to determine the development of information and digital skills based on the analysis of student papers. The research methodology is related to the analysis of papers written for the subject Spanish1, where it was required for students to list the sources used in the paper, with definitions of the given terms. Also, the analysis raises the question of whether students rely on books and textbooks or on internet websites. The results of the analysis indicate that 72.25per cent of the students did the task according to the given instructions, citing the relevant sources in the paper. In conclusion, I point out that the percentage of works that met the requirements of the work justified the expectations of the research taking into account the fact that there is no mandatory subject of information and digital literacy in bachelor studies. In this regard, the high percentage of successful papers is significant. Further research could focus on information and digital literacy in other years of bachelor studies of this department.


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            UNISA Press
            11 July 2022
            [1 ] Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Serbia
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            The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
            Applied linguistics,General education
            online education,e-learning,information availability,information and communication technologies


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