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ERIC Number: EJ1123565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
Removing the Road Block to Students' Success: In-Person or Online? Library Instructional Delivery Preferences of Satellite Students
Ismail, Lizah
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v10 n3-4 p286-311 2016
Arguably, the dilemma for many small college libraries is delivering face-to-face library instruction to satellite students without having the resources and/or staff to do so. In order to channel energies to where they are needed most, this institution conducted a survey of its satellite students to determine what their library instruction delivery preferences are, and what their comfort levels are regarding new and emerging online technologies. In doing so, this study is also able to determine if these preferences are influenced by the age of the student. Results from the study revealed that, regardless of age or technology comfort levels, satellite students' most preferred library instruction delivery method is face-to-face. Delivery methods via individual consultation using email/phone or online are preferred the least, along with "no instruction." None of the students indicated any disinclination towards using various technologies for instruction delivery, leaving this institution with several possible options to pursue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
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