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IASL Research Abstracts: 221

Perrault, A.M. (2007). Information Seeking Behaviors of Educators: Fostering Webs of Sharing and Co-Constructing Knowledge. United States of America.

Teacher education research draws a link between teachers’ access to resources and effect on planning practices, yet gaps exist in the study of how educator find, access, and use online information. This paper presents study findings from research that investigated the online information seeking behaviors of biology teachers and their perceptions of how their online activities influence their instructional practices. The often overlapping roles of teachers as both facilitators and recipients of information through formal and informal online social networks are discussed. Study findings have potential implications for school library media specialists work with teachers.

Cyberspace, D-world, E-learning: Giving libraries and schools the cutting edge – IASL 2007 Conference Proceedings

Subject categories: 3, 10, 19

Abstract submitted by Rachel Pultusker, University of Michigan.

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