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Bilal, D. & Sarangthem, S. (2008). Task-based Models of Children’s Information-seeking Behavior in Digital Libraries. United States of America.

Abstract: This paper presents four empirical task-based models of Arabic- speaking children’s information-seeking behavior in using the International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL). Children performed four tasks that varied by type and structure. The models consist of seven modes of behavior and a range of moves associated that characterized children’s behavior. Included are affective states before and after using the ICDL. Children’s behavior was iterative and non-linear. The type and structure of the tasks influenced children’s information-seeking behavior. Implications are made for practitioners, school teachers, and researchers.

Subject Categories: 10, 16

Abstract Submitted by Janice Newsum, Florida State University

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