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Internet training: Implications of an international study

Clyde, L.A. and Klobas, J.E.ORCID: 0000-0003-2146-7059 (2000) Internet training: Implications of an international study. Australian Academic & Research Libraries (AARL), 31 (1). pp. 1-17.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Australian Library and Information Association
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