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Title: Why Develop Web-Based Health Information Workshops for Consumers?
Author(s): Kovacs, Diane K.
Subject(s): Consumer health information
Health information
Public services (Libraries)
Abstract: Developing Web-based consumer health information workshops can be a great way to promote the value of library services and encourage the use of high-quality health information by consumers. This article begins with a practical discussion of the desirability of developing Web-based consumer health information training by libraries. In order to develop effective and usable Web-based training, using good instructional design principles is paramount. Ongoing evaluation and maintenance of Web-based training is also important. The article describes in detail the application of good instructional design in developing Web-based training for health care consumers, creating usable Web-based training, and the ongoing evaluation and maintenance of Web-based training. The article concludes with an overview of basic usability and accessibility principles for Web-based instructional materials.
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Library Trends 53(2) Fall 2004: 348-359.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 2004.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-24

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