Title

Webbook for Engineers: An interactive information skills programme

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-1997

Abstract

First-year engineering students at the University of Queensland used an interactive webbook to acquire information skills. These helped them search information resources for their projects, which they are required to undertake as part of the subject Introduction to professional engineering. The information skills exercise was an integral part of the project and worth 10% of the overall assessment. The exercises were only available on the Web, allowing the students to enter their answers from home or wherever they had access to the Internet. All answers were marked automatically using a database of all possible answers. Students were able to go back to check their answers. Students were assessed on both their responses to the exercises and also their final bibliography which largely reflected the impact of the webbook. The entire process was evaluated. This paper presents the process and the outcomes of the first-year engineering project involving use of WWW for information skills instruction. The webbooks can be found at http://www.library.uq.edu.au/9e105/.

Discipline

Digital Communications and Networking | Library and Information Science

Publication

New Review of Information Networking

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

245

Last Page

253

ISSN

1361-4576

Identifier

10.1080/13614579709516911

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge): Library and Information Science

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