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Digital literacy and informal learning environments: an introduction
New technologies and developments in media are transforming the way that individuals, groups and societies communicate, learn, work and govern. This new socio-technical reality requires participantsExpand
Curiosity, interest and engagement in technology-pervasive learning environments: a new research agenda
This paper identifies the need for developing new ways to study curiosity in the context of today’s pervasive technologies and unprecedented information access. Curiosity is defined in this paper inExpand
A two factor theory for Website design
This study was designed to verify whether an analogy to Herzberg's hygiene-motivational theory about workplace could be used in the Web environment, and the preliminary results show that 4 categories and 14 features were judged to be primarily motivational, while 3 categories and 13 features were perceived to be primary hygiene in nature. Expand
Websites that satisfy users: a theoretical framework for Web user interface design and evaluation
The objective of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework and foundation for systematically investigating features in the Web environment that contribute to user satisfaction with a Web interface and uses F. Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory to guide the identification of these features. Expand
Motivational Aspects of Information Literacy Skills Instruction in Community College Libraries
This study explored the motivational aspects of information literacy skills instruction delivered by librarians in community college libraries. Librarians and students at seven community collegesExpand
Information seeking for instructional planning: An exploratory study
AbstractAlthough the amount and range of educational resources on the Internet is vast, finding appropriate materials for a given instructional situation is often problematic. This research studyExpand
Supporting Inquiry by Identifying Gaps in Student Confidence: Development of a Measure of Perceived Competence
Critical to inquiry-based learning is information literacy. Educators can enhance students’ experiences during the inquiry process if they are aware of the skill areas in which students either haveExpand
An Investigation of PreK-12 Educators' Information Needs and Search Behaviors on the Internet
The Internet contains a vast array of educational resources, ranging from individual activities to whole curricula. This research study used content analyses and an electronic questionnaire toExpand