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Internet training: Implications of an international study

Clyde, L.A. and Klobas, J.E. (2000) Internet training: Implications of an international study. Australian Academic & Research Libraries (AARL), 31 (1). pp. 1-17.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048623.2000.10755107
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Abstract

This article describes international research which drew on the PBiC model of networked information resource use to study reasons for learning to use the Internet. Implications for Internet training include: take account of differences in trainees' prior knowledge of the Internet; recognise different reasons for wanting to use the Internet; focus on the purpose of use, not just tools; concentrate on developing positive attitudes to outcomes of use rather than on ways to reduce negative impressions; introduce quality characteristics—briefly; acknowledge social influences on Internet use and attitudes; and adopt norms associated with the education of highly motivated adults. Suggestions for course design to meet these objectives are included.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Australian Library and Information Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/22331
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