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ERIC Number: ED396732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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A Combined Video and CAL Package on Advanced Level Library Skills for Open Learning Students.
McAlpine, Iain
Advanced level keyword and subject searching of library catalogs and CD-ROMs is a skill that requires an effective strategic approach. In this project developed at the University of Southern Queensland (Australia), video and computer assisted learning (CAL) materials were developed that would model the search process, provide experience to the learner in the process of analysis, evaluation and reconceptualization critical to effective searching, and provide practical experience of the types of outcomes that may result from keyword searching. Key elements of instructional design and strategy that underpinned the design and development of the video and the CAL (computer assisted learning) package are: (1) information theory; (2) level of performance; (3) expert analysis; (4) knowledge type; and (5) situated learning. The first stage of the project concentrated on strategies for finding references that were known to the student and provides hands-on experience of all skills that the learner must be able to carry out. The second part of the project dealt with searching for information in situations where there is no reading or reference list provided. At this stage, users learn that there is no single correct answer, and that flexibility, a range of strategies, and appropriate evaluation of outcomes to meet the students' own individual interests and needs is the best approach to use when keyword searching. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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