ERIC Number: ED414465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Public Libraries and Adult Independent Learners. Final Report of the PLAIL Project.
Denbighshire County Council, Mold (Wales).
The Public Libraries and Adult Independent Learners (PLAIL) Project was conducted in the United Kingdom, Portugal, and Spain to identify the following: needs of adult independent learners; services required to meet those needs; extent to which those services rely on existing and new technology; and skills and competencies required to provide the services. The major project activities were as follows: research into the library needs of adult independent learners; development and definition of key standards and competency levels relating to the core skills of public libraries serving adult learners; and development, production, and delivery of pilot training materials in a range of media and delivery mechanisms. Among the PLAIL Project's major outputs were the following: clear statement of standards and competency levels for public libraries working within this area of activity; recommendations regarding efficient and effective use of new technology to enable libraries to achieve new standards and levels of service; guidelines on public libraries' training needs in responding to adult independent learners; and dissemination program across the wider European Community. (Appended are the following: PLAIL Project deliverables, CD-based digital interactive multimedia solutions, dissemination activities and exploration strategy, and a 203-item bibliography.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Information Technology, Instructional Materials, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Needs Assessment, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Public Libraries, Standards, Technological Advancement
Denbighshire County Council, Cultural Resources Department, 4th Floor, County Hall, Mold, Wales H7 6GR, United Kingdom ($25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denbighshire County Council, Mold (Wales).
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Portugal; Spain; United Kingdom