Connecting: Adding an affective domain to the information intents theory

Nicole Amy Cooke

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The information intents theory strives to explain how and why information is used. In this research the theory was used to discover what happens when online LIS graduate students exchange and use information in threaded discussions. The primary source of data was 33 discussion threads, in which students exhibited cognitive and affective intents and were influenced by their instructor's immediacy in the online classroom. This research provides insight for LIS education, instructional design, and other disciplines that utilize distance education technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-191
Number of pages7
JournalLibrary and Information Science Research
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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