Designing internet instruction for latinos

Lori S. Mestre

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Abstract

It is becoming increasingly important to provide appropriate library instruction for the rising number of Latino students enrolling in higher education. Of particular concern is howlibrarians can provide effective Internet instruction to Latinos. Latino students’ needs and learning styles tend to differ from thoseof the mainstream population from which the majority of librarianscome. These differences have implications for the ways that librarians offer instruction. This paper will discuss cultural issues andvarying learning styles that librarians need to be cognizant of whenworking with a Latino population, and will provide guidelines forshaping instruction for Latinos within an Internet environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-199
Number of pages15
JournalInternet Reference Services Quarterly
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 26 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bibliographic instruction
  • Cognitive style(s) or learning styles
  • Computer literacy
  • Educational technology
  • Equal education
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Latinos
  • Teaching-learning process
  • Training methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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