Information Gathering and Internet Learning

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    Abstract

    To gathering information and learning from different internet sources, one must be able to solve information- based problems. An information-based problem is a problem that only can be solved by searching information because there is a gap between prior knowledge and the required knowledge to accomplish the (learning) task successfully. Brand-Gruwel et al. (2005) introduced the notion of Information Problem Solving (IPS; see, also, Eisenberg and Berkowitz 1990) and defined IPS as the ability to solve information-based problems; one must be able to identify information needs and define the problem, to locate corresponding information sources, to extract and organize relevant information from each source, and to synthesize information from a variety of sources into cogent, productive uses. In the chapter the concept is elaborated and research issues are addressed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning
    EditorsNorbert M. Seel
    Place of PublicationBoston
    PublisherSpringer Science + Business Media
    Edition2012
    ISBN (Print)9781441914279, 9781441914286
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    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Information Literacy

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