ERIC Number: EJ763689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Technology and a No Remediation Policy on Non-Traditional Students
Williams, Clay; Japzon, Andrea C.
Research Strategies, v20 n4 p433-441 2005
A Hunter College librarian, with public library experience, offered a series of drop-in workshops Saturday afternoons open to all students and questions regarding Web or Windows use in the academic year, 2000-2001. The intention of the workshops was to address the continuous needs of students lacking technological and informational literacy. The success of these workshops led to this investigation of the implications of 21st century technology on non-traditional students from the perspective of bibliographic instruction as well as reference desk service. The perspective is that of the urban educational environment of City University of New York and Hunter College. The histories of open admissions at CUNY and the current efforts to abolish remediation are examined.
Descriptors: Workshops, Library Instruction, Reference Services, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Nontraditional Students, Technological Literacy, Information Literacy, Urban Education, College Students, Student Needs, Educational Needs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York