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Dai, Jiamin; Granikov, Vera; El Sherif, Reem; Grguric, Ekatarina; Turcotte, Emmanuelle; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2019
With an increasing volume of health information online, it becomes critical for consumers to improve their search and evaluation skills to retrieve reliable information. The Patient Information Aid (PIA) program is aimed to facilitate information seeking, potentially leading to positive outcomes of online consumer health information and the…
Descriptors: Patients, Information Literacy, Information Sources, Information Seeking
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Ajegbomogun, Fredrick Olatunji; Popoola, Sunday Olarenwaju – Education for Information, 2013
This study examined motivational strategies and utilisation of Internet resources as determinants of research productivity of lecturers in universities of agriculture in Nigeria. One thousand, one hundred and thirty two (1,132) copies of the questionnaire were administered on the lecturers in universities of agriculture in Nigeria. Eight hundred…
Descriptors: Internet, Productivity, Agricultural Colleges, Agricultural Education
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Rahim, Noor Faridah A. – Education for Information, 2013
A collaborative and knowledge sharing virtual activity on "Second Life" using a learner-centred teaching methodology was initiated between Temasek Polytechnic and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU) in the October 2011 semester. This paper highlights the author's experience in designing and implementing this e-learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperation, Knowledge Management, Sharing Behavior
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Sarrafzadeh, Maryam; Hazeri, Afsaneh; Alavi, Soheila – Education for Information, 2011
The present paper discusses results of a study which aimed to explore the knowledge and use of Web 2.0 technologies by LIS academics in Iran and to explore the challenges they face for using these technologies. The research method was explorative and empirical. Data was collected through a web-based survey questionnaire containing both open and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Discussion Groups, Familiarity
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Al-Daihani, Sultan – Education for Information, 2009
This research paper reports the results of a Web-based survey designed to explore the attitude of Library and Information Science (LIS) academics to Web 2.0. It investigates their familiarity with Web 2.0 concepts, tools and services and applications as these relate to LIS education, and the barriers to their use. A Web-based questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Internet, College Faculty, Information Science Education, Library Education