ERIC Number: EJ864509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Technophobia and the Effective Use of Library Resources at the College/University Level
Ben-Jacob, Marion G.; Liebman, Judith T.
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v38 n1 p35-38 2009-2010
Technology has been integrated into academia. The 21st century learner will be a life-long learner and students need to be comfortable and familiar with computers and technology. Computers are part of the educational environment independent of the different learning styles of the students. Regardless of the major field of study elected by a student, the use of library resources is necessary. Library technophobia is a fear of using a library because of the technology involved. This article addresses different groups who may suffer from library technophobia, the reasons they are anxious, and positive steps that can be taken to ameliorate this stumbling block to academic success.
Descriptors: Colleges, Computer Literacy, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Library Services, Library Materials, Fear, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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