Does the Medium Matter?: A Comparison of a Web-based Tutorial with Face-to-Face Library Instruction on Education Students' Self-Efficacy Levels and Learning Outcomes

Beile, Penny and Boote, David Does the Medium Matter?: A Comparison of a Web-based Tutorial with Face-to-Face Library Instruction on Education Students' Self-Efficacy Levels and Learning Outcomes. Research Strategies, 2004, vol. 20, n. 1/2, pp. 57-68. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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The purpose of this study was to explore if students’ library skills self-efficacy levels and learning outcomes varied based on instructional delivery mode. Groups consisted of an on-campus class with face-to-face instruction, an on-campus class with a Web-based library tutorial, and a Web-based class with a Web-based tutorial. Data were collected immediately prior to instruction and again six weeks after. Analysis indicated self-efficacy levels and learning outcomes significantly increased across all groups after instruction. Groups varied significantly on final self-efficacy levels, but not on final library skills scores. Results are discussed as they relate to the viability of Web-based tutorials for library instruction.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: library instruction, library tutorials, assessment, teaching methods, teaching efficacy
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CB. User studies.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CE. Literacy.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
Depositing user: Penny Beile
Date deposited: 15 May 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:22


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