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ERIC Number: ED412907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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The Launching Pad: Delivering Information Competence through the Web.
Clay, Sariya Talip; Harlan, Sallie; Swanson, Judy
Traditionally, librarians have used printed workbooks to teach students basic information skills. With the emergence of the World Wide Web, opportunities are available to transform these static and linear tools into dynamic, interactive instructional resources. This paper describes the efforts of librarians at California Polytechnic State University to create interactive Web-based modules to teach information competence. The electronic workbook utilizes split screen technologies and places heavy emphasis on the use of graphics, images, sample pages, excerpts from full-text sources, citations, and other relevant materials to provide a realistic learning environment. The electronic workbook allows students to view instructional tips, examples and exercises, and simultaneously record answers on an electronic assignment sheet. The paper provides information on: background and overview of the project; the project team; delivering information competence through the Web; the step-by-step process involved in creating the Web-based tutorials; and hardware and software used in developing the tutorials. Steps in the development process were: (1) determining a list of core competencies; (2) determining the content for each tutorial; (3) developing tutorials as a wordprocessed "storyboard" document (instruction and workbook); and (4) mounting the tutorials on the web. Advantages and disadvantages of Web-based instruction are also discussed. (Author/SWC)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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