Information Behavior In Support Of Instruction: Designing the ADEPT Digital Library to Support Dual Work-Roles of Academic Geographers

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106237
Title:
Information Behavior In Support Of Instruction: Designing the ADEPT Digital Library to Support Dual Work-Roles of Academic Geographers
Author:
Smart, Laura
Citation:
Information Behavior In Support Of Instruction: Designing the ADEPT Digital Library to Support Dual Work-Roles of Academic Geographers 2003,
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106237
Submitted date:
2003-01-22
Abstract:
The educational client interface to the ADEPT digital library is envisioned as a â learning spaceâ where digital objects are tightly integrated with instruction to improve the scientific reasoning and geographic thinking skills of undergraduates. Geography faculty, acting in the work-role of instructor, will be the primary agents utilizing this ADEPT interface. The information behavior of academics is well documented in relation to their work roles as researchers, but little has been published on their information behavior in support of instruction. We report findings from our exploratory study on the information practices of geography faculty in this context. Results suggest that the information behavior of academic geographers follows the Leckie dynamic feedback-loop model. A tentative pattern may exist in the intersection of work roles and information sources. Information seeking for instruction may be characterized as passive and formal while information seeking for research may be characterized as active and informal.
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Seeking Behaviors
Local subject classification:
digital libraries; physical geography education

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSmart, Lauraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2003-01-22T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:43:01Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.submitted2003-01-22en_US
dc.identifier.citationInformation Behavior In Support Of Instruction: Designing the ADEPT Digital Library to Support Dual Work-Roles of Academic Geographers 2003,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106237-
dc.description.abstractThe educational client interface to the ADEPT digital library is envisioned as a â learning spaceâ where digital objects are tightly integrated with instruction to improve the scientific reasoning and geographic thinking skills of undergraduates. Geography faculty, acting in the work-role of instructor, will be the primary agents utilizing this ADEPT interface. The information behavior of academics is well documented in relation to their work roles as researchers, but little has been published on their information behavior in support of instruction. We report findings from our exploratory study on the information practices of geography faculty in this context. Results suggest that the information behavior of academic geographers follows the Leckie dynamic feedback-loop model. A tentative pattern may exist in the intersection of work roles and information sources. Information seeking for instruction may be characterized as passive and formal while information seeking for research may be characterized as active and informal.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectInformation Seeking Behaviorsen_US
dc.subject.otherdigital librariesen_US
dc.subject.otherphysical geography educationen_US
dc.titleInformation Behavior In Support Of Instruction: Designing the ADEPT Digital Library to Support Dual Work-Roles of Academic Geographersen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
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