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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.
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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