Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-23-2008

Publication Title

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Volume

3

Abstract

Objective – To conduct a systematic review of several studies comparing the efficacy of face‐to‐face versus computer‐assisted instruction (CAI) for teaching basic library skills to patrons of academic libraries.

Design – Systematic review of existing studies (randomised controlled trials and controlled trials).

Setting ‐ College and university libraries

Subjects – The subjects studied were patrons of any type of academic library, whether university, college, or other post‐ secondary institution, receiving instruction in basic library skills. Ten studies were included in the review, of which seven were done in the United States, two in Australia, and one in Canada. The total number of subjects in all of the studies under review was 1283. Nine of the studies focused on undergraduates enrolled in specific courses (undergraduate courses ranging widely in subject area, or in one case a first year experience program); the other study focused on library instruction methods taught to students in a graduate research methods course, yet the study was still intended to measure the efficacy of library instruction methods, yet the study was still intended to measure the efficacy of library instruction methods.

Issue

1

First Page

57

Last Page

60

ISSN

1715-720X

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