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ERIC Number: ED437070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 10
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Web-Based Instruction for School Library Media Specialists: Unleash the Power of the World Wide Web.
Hindes, Mary Ann
A World Wide Web-based distance learning course at Georgia State University, developed with World Wide Web Courseware (WebCT), is the focus of this study. The course, "Advanced Reference: Online Searching Techniques," concentrated on assisting students in developing skills for searching Internet resources, in particular the resources and databases of the Georgia Library Learning Online (GALILEO) initiative. The target audience for the course was school library media specialists enrolled in the Educational Specialist Degree Program with a concentration in library media technology. Research questions were: (1) Is Web-based course delivery an effective way to prepare school library media specialists in the instructional uses of Internet information resources? (2) Is Web-based instruction a successful medium for helping school library media specialists develop skills in searching and evaluating GALILEO databases? and (3) How do participants react to Web-based instruction? Sources of data were logs from the synchronous chat area, bulletin board postings, e-mail communications, course usage statistics, student projects, and structured interviews with the participating students. Results from the preliminary study indicate that participants' attitudes toward Web-based instruction are positive, and Web-based instruction provides a learning environment in which participants can develop electronic literacy skills and share their ideas and projects. (Contains 10 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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