ERIC Number: ED124168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Education of Users of Scientific and Technical Information.
Several current projects aim to improve the use of scientific and technical information by increasing research on the education of users, by upgrading instructional materials which teach the use of such information, and by increasing user motivation. Some projects attempt to increase motivation by incorporating literature searches into the structure of regular college course work. Others hope that by imparting information search skills to college faculty, the skills will ultimately be transmitted to large numbers of students. The Division of Science Information of the National Science Foundation recently conducted two projects to acquaint college faculty with on-line data base searching and to develop instructional designs which incorporate those skills. A short course was also developed on the use of computer-based information resources. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the National Federation of Abstracting and Indexing Services Annual Conference (Columbus, Ohio, March 9-10, 1976)