QUT ePrints

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.

Abstract

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.

Impact and interest:

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

2,677 since deposited on 20 Jan 2006
313 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 3116
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional URLs:
Keywords: Information use, Information literacy, Online resources, Internationalisation, International students, Libraries, Cultural influences, Higher education, Australia, HERN
ISSN: 0004-8623
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

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page