ERIC Number: ED422853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Web-Based Learning: Electronic Library Resources and Instruction.
Grealy, Deborah S.
Students enrolled in the Freshman English Core at the University of Denver take a required course called "The Persuasive Voice" (PV), designed to teach basic library and research skills. Members of the library faculty received a grant to make basic World Wide Web-based instructional materials available via the library home page; the initial objective of the project was to provide instructional support to faculty, staff, and students involved in the PV. This initial bibliographic instruction project has grown rapidly and is now particularly useful to working adult students enrolled in applied, interdisciplinary, evening and weekend programs. Through the library's home page, off-campus students can gain access to around-the-clock bibliographic assistance in accessing, using, and assessing the relevance and provenance of electronic resources. To measure and report on the effectiveness of the initial Web-based training project, a survey-based assessment tool was developed and administered in the PV classes. Results reflect a clear need for ongoing instruction on both the basic and advanced levels. (Contains 13 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Sources, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Introductory Courses, Library Instruction, Library Services, Material Development, Student Surveys, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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