Appendix 2b: Survey data influencing the eLibrary short course specification

The following tables show the results from a student survey of 34 students which informed the creation of the eLibrary and Web short course module specification. The survey data helped ensure that the intended purpose and content of the course met with student expectations and skills needs.

Question 1: Which of the following topics about web resources would be of most interest to you? Tick as many as you like.

Response Percentage choosing this topic
 Listing and explaining the different resources available online.  76%
 How to search MetaLib for online academic journals.  56%
 How to search MetaLib for individual journal articles.  74%
 Accessing eJournal articles through links in module pages on Moodle.  18%
 How to use eBrary for electronic books.  74%
 Finding resources on the University Library web pages.  56%
 Explaining Google Scholar.  44%

Question 2: Which of the following topics about searching at web skills would be of most interest to you? Tick as many as you like.

Response Percentage choosing this topic
 Choosing what keywords to use when searching.  53%
 Refining a search query to retrieve more relevant results.  56%
 Evaluating a website for academic purposes.  62%
 How to deal with ‘dead ends’ when a weblink doesn’t work.  59%
 Navigating a website quickly.  29%
 How to use and share bookmarks.  35%

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