ERIC Number: EJ1032236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Online Tutorials and Effective Information Literacy Instruction for Distance Learners
Gonzales, Brighid M.
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v8 n1-2 p45-55 2014
As Internet and computer technologies have evolved, libraries have incorporated these technologies into the delivery of information literacy instruction. Of particular benefit is the ability of online tutorials to deliver information literacy instruction to students not physically present on campus. A survey of library and information science literature determines that while a variety of methodologies have produced mixed results, the majority of studies find online tutorials can often be as or more effective than face-to-face instruction. However, more consistent research methods are needed to draw meaningful conclusions regarding student preferences, satisfaction and performance in response to online instruction.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Tutorial Programs, Information Literacy, Distance Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Preferences, Participant Satisfaction, Achievement Gains, Research Needs, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Literature Reviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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