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Infoliteracy@adistance: Creating opportunities to reach (instruct) distance students

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dc.contributor.author Dow, Mirah J.
dc.contributor.author Algarni, Mohammed
dc.contributor.author Blackburn, Heidi
dc.contributor.author Diller, Karen
dc.contributor.author Hallett, Karen
dc.contributor.author Musa, Abdullahi
dc.contributor.author Polepeddi, Padma
dc.contributor.author Schwartz, Brian
dc.contributor.author Summey, Terri
dc.contributor.author Valenti, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-03T16:16:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-03T16:16:19Z
dc.date.created December 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-05-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1006
dc.description Presented at the Fifteenth Distance Library Services Conference in Memphis, April 2012. en_US
dc.description.abstract This article offers a theoretical model of online, graduate student information seeking behavior. The qualitative methodology used to gather data for the development of the model included an electronic survey and semi-structured interviews conducted online using Adobe Connect Pro™. Participating in the study were 238 graduate students enrolled in at least one online course at a mid-western university. Data analysis included use of Zoomerang™ reports to interpret survey data, and content analysis of interview transcriptions. The resulting evolution of the Bates’ (2002) theoretical model includes new two modes of information seeking: scrutinizing (directed, dynamic), and being alert (undirected, dynamic). The researchers conclude that the essence of online, graduate student information seeking is the gathering and processing of information by humans using computer technologies and the resulting impact on the human brain. This study shows the necessity of linking online, graduate student information-seeking research to psychological theory to examine reasons why online graduate students engage in various information behaviors. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Information Literacy en_US
dc.subject Information Seeking en_US
dc.subject Distance Library Services en_US
dc.subject Distance Learning en_US
dc.subject Online Learning en_US
dc.title Infoliteracy@adistance: Creating opportunities to reach (instruct) distance students en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.college slim en_US
dc.academic.area Library Science en_US
dc.department school of library and information management en_US

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