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ERIC Number: EJ854626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
A Descriptive Model of Information Problem Solving while Using Internet
Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; Wopereis, Iwan; Walraven, Amber
Computers & Education, v53 n4 p1207-1217 Dec 2009
This paper presents the IPS-I-model: a model that describes the process of information problem solving (IPS) in which the Internet (I) is used to search information. The IPS-I-model is based on three studies, in which students in secondary and (post) higher education were asked to solve information problems, while thinking aloud. In-depth analyses of the thinking-aloud protocols revealed that the IPS-process consists of five constituent skills: (a) defining information problem, (b) searching information, (c) scanning information, (d) processing information, and (e) organizing and presenting information. Further, the studies revealed that regulation skills prove to be crucial for the on-going IPS-process. The IPS-I-model depicts the constituent skills, regulation skills, and important conditional skills. The model gives an initial impetus for designing IPS-instruction. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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