Student use of electronic information services in further education

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dc.contributor.author Urquhart, Christine
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Rhian
dc.contributor.author Spink, Siân
dc.contributor.author Fenton, Roger
dc.contributor.author Yeoman, Alison
dc.contributor.author Lonsdale, Ray
dc.contributor.author Armstrong, Chris
dc.contributor.author Banwell, Linda
dc.contributor.author Ray, Kathryn
dc.contributor.author Coulson, Graham
dc.contributor.author Rowley, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-01T13:57:21Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-01T13:57:21Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Urquhart , C , Thomas , R , Spink , S , Fenton , R , Yeoman , A , Lonsdale , R , Armstrong , C , Banwell , L , Ray , K , Coulson , G & Rowley , J 2005 , ' Student use of electronic information services in further education ' International Journal of Information Management , vol 25 , no. 4 , pp. 347-362 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 69438
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/211
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/211
dc.identifier.uri http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30434/description en
dc.description Urquhart,C., Thomas, R., Spink, S., Fenton, R., Yeoman, A., Lonsdale, R., Armstrong, C., Banwell, L., Ray, K., Coulson, G. & Rowley, J. (2005). Student use of electronic information services in further education. International Journal of Information Management, 25(4), 347-362. Sponsorship: JISC en
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a profile of user behaviour in relation to the use of electronic information services (EIS), information skills, and the role of training and wider learning experiences in UK further education colleges. The research was conducted under the JISC User Behavior Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. Work was conducted in two strands, by two project teams, JUSTEIS and JUBILEE. JUSTEIS profiled the use of EIS and assessed the availability of EIS. JUBILEE objectives focussed on understanding the barriers and enablers, with a view to developing success criteria. JUSTEIS used a multi-stage stratified sampling process, and collected data from 270 respondents from 17 departments in the baseline survey (2001/2002). JUBILEE conducted in-depth fieldwork in five institutions and snapshot fieldwork in ten institutions, collecting data from 528 respondents. Information skills and experience develop across work, home and study. There is a growing use of EIS in curriculum, but practice varies between institutions and disciplines. Tutors express concern about student’s ability to evaluate and use the information that they find. Assignments can promote EIS use. The main categories of EIS used by students are search engines, and organisational web sites. Search engines are the preferred search tool, and search strategies are basic. Information skills are acquired through a variety of routes, with peer instruction, surfing and personal experience, instruction from tutors, and LIS induction and training all making an important contribution. The solutions to improving students’ information skills may include use of the Virtual Training Suites, but librarians need to adopt different roles in promoting and evaluating use of such tools. en
dc.format.extent 16 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Information Management en
dc.title Student use of electronic information services in further education en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2005.04.006
dc.contributor.institution Department of Information Studies en
dc.contributor.institution Information Behaviour and e-learning en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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