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Towards a model of learning for educational informatics

Ford, N. (2004) Towards a model of learning for educational informatics. Journal of Documentation, 60 (2). pp. 183-225. ISSN 0022-0418

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Based on a review of constructs that have been the subject of both educational and information science research, a model of learning-related information behaviour is developed. The model details components of such behaviour, including: basic information processes, information processing types and information processing approaches; and factors affecting information behaviour relating to educational environments (in particular, learning objectives) and mental (including cognitive and affective) states. The complexity of information needs and associated relevance judgements implied by the model are discussed, as are implications for the provision of cognitively and affectively ergonomic access to information, and for research into learning-related information behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Information Studies
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2009 09:15
Last Modified: 13 May 2009 16:18
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00220410410522052
Status: Published
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1108/00220410410522052
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8054

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