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ERIC Number: EJ1069144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
Emerging Needs of University Students in an Era of Information Explosion: Need for a Psychological Approach
Halder, Santoshi; Roy, Anjali
Journal of Educational Technology, v4 n2 p36-42 Jul-Sep 2007
On the verge of 21st century with the knowledge explosion it has become one of the prime necessities of all the students to become an information literate life-long learner in order to meet the requirements of the fast-paced society. Students differ in the way they seek information, its use, as well as the way they adopt these information. All these tend to affect their future progress, achievement, classroom environment and learning and interpersonal relationships. Accordingly University teachers' task is not simply to deliver pieces of information but to support the learning process and skills for information-seeking and problem-solving behaviour. Therefore Universities are in desperate need to understand the nature of information-seeking behaviour of the students. Information-seeking has often been compared to a rational problem-solving process, where a gap in knowledge triggers a conscious search for information. It is dependent on the context and to a large extent on the individual's psychological mechanism. The researcher finds out on the line of Wilson's 2000 model of information behaviour to show how teaching-learning method influences the information-seeking process. The present study aimed at identifying the facilitating and inhibiting factors of information-seeking behaviour of the University students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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