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Gedesentraliseerde inligtinggebruikeropleiding

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. B.L. Oosthuizen en_US
dc.contributor.author Henning, Judith Christina
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-12T06:41:16Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-12T06:41:16Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-12
dc.date.submitted 1997-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7512
dc.description D.Litt. et Phil. en_US
dc.description.abstract In this study the term "information user education" applies to educating students to enable them to retrieve and utilise information sources and the library's services, facilities and sources effectively. In agreement with modern practice this includes learning library and information skills. Literature has shown that information user education must take place in order to render users library and information literate. Various writers have pointed out that distance education students also have a specific need for information user education, but that there is very little information on decentralised information user education. In Library and Information practice it has also been found that information on decentralised information user education is not readily available and that there is a need to educate students. In order to be able to develop decentralised information user education for Technikon SA, it was therefore necessary to undertake research on the design thereof. A literature study was indispensable in investigating information user education in general. Information user education was also explored in the context of distance education (national and international), technikon education, the education model of Technikon SA and the library and information services of Technikon SA. The status of information user education at some distance education institutions was also investigated. Based on the research undertaken by Technikon SA on international distance education trends, it was found that three basic principles form the nucleus of a well-organised distance education institution. These principles are student support of a high standard, learner-centred course material and quality administrative systems. The education model of Technikon SA, that is the Integrated Learner-Centred Distance Education model, is based on these principles. To support this education model, the library and information services of Technikon SA concluded co-operation agreements with public libraries throughout South Africa in order to offer these services to students. Technikon SA purchases duplicate copies of recommended books, processes, issues and dispatch them to the public libraries. At present approximately 270 libraries house these collections. Postal loans and article services are also available for students to supplement these services. For the purposes of this study the library and information services were evaluated according to the guidelines laid down for distance education libraries and for technikon libraries. Based on these guidelines it was found that Technikon SA library generally met the criteria stipulated, but that the library and information services did not offer decentralised information user education. To supplement the literature study, an empirical study was undertaken to determine how essential information user education was for Technikon SA students. In addition it had to be established what aspects had to be offered, at what levels these aspects had to be offered and who had to present the training. en_US
dc.language.iso afr en_US
dc.subject Library orientation -- Research -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject Information services -- User education -- Research -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject Technikon SA. Library - User education en_US
dc.title Gedesentraliseerde inligtinggebruikeropleiding en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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