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ERIC Number: EJ1123559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
Active Learning Works! Until It Doesn't: Measuring the Effectiveness of Activity-Based Learning Exercises on Information Anxiety
Halpern, Rebecca
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v10 n3-4 p242-253 2016
This study served to investigate how information literacy instruction can alleviate information anxiety in online learners. While there has been much research to demonstrate that hands-on or activity-based learning is beneficial in reducing library anxiety, those studies have not been conducted for the online classroom. Using a required, first-semester course in the University of Southern California's School of Social Work online program, this study hypothesized that activity-based online library instruction sessions will result in a measurable reduction of information anxiety. Using a pre- and post-session survey instrument, this study discovered that activity-based instruction for online students may not be as effective in reducing information anxiety as previous research suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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