Minimalist instruction for learning to search the World Wide Web.

Abstract : This study examined the efficacy of minimalist instruction to develop self-regulatory skills involved in Web searching. Two versions of minimalist self-regulatory skill instruction were compared to a control group that was merely taught procedural skills to operate the search engine. Acquired skills were tested on Web search tasks and search tasks in an online library catalogue. Self-regulatory skill instruction was found to increase practice time by 25%. However, it did not enhance search performance on the test tasks. Explanations are advanced for these findings and topics for further research are identified.
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Ard Lazonder. Minimalist instruction for learning to search the World Wide Web.. Education and Information Technologies, Springer Verlag, 2001, 6 (3), pp.161-176. ⟨10.1023/A:1012756223618⟩. ⟨hal-00190685⟩

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