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ERIC Number: ED411816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 9
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An Iterative Development of a Training Programme in the Use of the Internet as an Information Source and Publishing Mechanism.
O'Riordan, Gobnait
A team of library and computing staff was used to develop an Internet training program at the University of Limerick (Ireland). Its objectives were to present the Internet as both an information source and publishing medium, and to train faculty and staff in the effective use of these applications. The team adopted an iterative approach to the program by incorporating review and revisions at the end of each training cycle. This paper includes information on the following program components: research methods; training methods; training programs; facilities and documentation; program assessment and redesign; training issues; course participants; the trainers; team training; and implications for information professionals. The program has resulted in clients' increased awareness of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and ULiX (University of Limerick Information Exchange) service. Faculty are becoming aware of the resource available and the skills needed to identify and access them, and have begun to request similar courses for students and visiting groups. The university now has a functioning cohort of information providers who are using the Internet to publish information to the campus and to the world. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland