The impact of access to electronic and digital information resources on learning opportunities for young people: a grounded theory approach

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Abstract

Doctoral workshop paper from 'Information Seeking in Context': an International Conference on Information Needs, Seeking and Use in Different Contexts, Sheffield, August 1998. The study focused on the impact of access to electronic information resources on learning opportunities for young people and whether access to electronic and digital information resources have a role in breaking down barriers to learning encountered by young people. Eight specific objectives were established from these aims: to identify and evaluate contemporary use of electronic and digital information by young people; to examine Central Government, local education authority and individual school policy documents to establish the current context; observe and examine the level of peer and tutor interaction; establish what participants assume they are doing in relation to the process witnessed by the researcher; consider motivation to use electronic and digital information and the effect this has on the participants learning environment; establish the level and quality of information skills training available to young people; examine the conditions which influence use; and establish the conditions under which access to electronic and digital information does impact positively on learning.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInformation Research
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1998

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