Training to Overcome Electronic-Information Poverty. An Australian Experience

Nichole Fahey
InSITE 2001  •  Volume 1  •  2001
The rise of the information revolution has led to information becoming a major producer of wealth. This revolution has increased the importance of being able to access and utilise information from a variety of sources, including information published electronically. The program was designed to increase electronic- information literacy skills by providing "free or low cost access to training in on-line services and the Internet for those in the community who are least likely to have access.” (Cavill and Miller, 1998) This study found that the program did increase electronic- information literacy. However the program was not as successful as it could have been, as it did not adequately address the accepted training needs of its participants.
Information Poverty, Electronic-Information Poverty, Information Literacy, Electronic-Information-Literacy, Training, User-focussed evaluation, Information Revolution.
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