Objective of the project SEEKS
is the production of a transnationally validated taxonomy of ICT-related
information-seeking behaviour (ISB) among learners in formal and
informal distributed learning environments, a census mapping the
transnational distribution of these behaviours and two sets of guidelines
aimed at ODL system developers and tutors. The proposal is orientated
to the Minerva goal of "Understanding Innovation" and
also contributes to the goal of "Designing, developing and
testing new methods and educational resources. The target group
of users of the outputs encompasses Course Developers, Teachers,
Pedagogues, Information Scientists, Educational Psychologists, Market
Researchers, Internet Providers, and Software Developers. The beneficiary
target group would be learners in ODL and ICT contexts, with effects
on skills in e-business, e-governance and wider e-learning contexts.
The activities consist of the investigation of information-seeking
behaviour in formal and informal ODL contexts, development of a
taxonomy of ISBs, mapping of observed behaviours against a wide
range of characteristics and production and validation of the guidelines.
The outputs are: State-of-the-Art Review, Transnationally validated
Taxonomy of ISBs, Transnational Mapping of the Distribution of ISBs,
Guidelines for ODL system developers to facilitate optimum accommodation
of ISBs, Guidelines for ODL tutors to facilitate optimal use of
ISBs of students.
funded by the prohramme SOCRATES-MINERVA (90039-CP-1-2001-1UK-MINERVA-M)