Actions and reactions: Exploring international students' use of online information resources
Hughes, Hilary E. (2005) Actions and reactions: Exploring international students' use of online information resources. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 36(4), pp. 169-179.
The trends in higher education towards internationalisation and increasing dependence on ICTs (information and communication technologies) are contributing to the diversification of the student population and their learning needs. In this context learners may encounter an array of educational and technological challenges. For international students these challenges may be compounded by differences in cultural and linguistic backgrounds and limited previous experience of independent learning and library and online use. This article discusses the interim findings of a research project into the use of online information resources by group of international students at an Australian university. It describes the students’ online behaviour (actions), their affective and cognitive responses (reactions) and associated difficulties. It discusses the implications for information literacy education and online resource development related to cultural and linguistic diversity.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Information use, Information literacy, Online resources, Internationalisation, International students, Libraries, Cultural influences, Higher education, Australia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 ALIA|
|Copyright Statement:||The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).|
|Deposited On:||20 Jan 2006|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:15|
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