ERIC Number: EJ925369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Graduate Student Library Research Skills: Is Online Instruction Effective?
Shaffer, Barbara A.
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v5 n1-2 p35-55 2011
Graduate students are a significant segment in online instruction programs, yet little is known about how well they learn the necessary library research skills in this increasingly popular mode of distance learning. This pre- and posttest study and citation analysis examined learning and confidence among students in graduate education programs, comparing students studying online tutorials, delivered via a course management system, with students receiving hands-on classroom instruction. Results support online information literacy instruction as equivalent in terms of learning. Student feedback, however, showed a statistically significant difference between groups in student satisfaction, with the face-to-face group being more satisfied. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response), Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Library Research, Distance Education, Research Skills, Information Literacy, Library Skills, Higher Education, Pretests Posttests, Citation Analysis, Tutorial Programs, Comparative Analysis, Web Based Instruction, Library Instruction, Librarians, Online Courses, Computer Assisted Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York