Teaching internet use to adult learners: The LANL experience

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The Research library at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been teaching an Internet class to adult learners since May 1994. The class is a team effort, combining lecture/demo with hands-on practice using Gopher and the World Wide Web. What started out as a small short-term project has become a weekly class available to any Lab employee or associate. More than 250 people have been taught to find basic reference materials and to navigate the Internet on the Gopher and World Wide Web. The class is one of the first classes offered by the Research Library to be filled every month, ... continued below

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Smith, S. & Comstock, D. December 1, 1995.

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The Research library at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been teaching an Internet class to adult learners since May 1994. The class is a team effort, combining lecture/demo with hands-on practice using Gopher and the World Wide Web. What started out as a small short-term project has become a weekly class available to any Lab employee or associate. More than 250 people have been taught to find basic reference materials and to navigate the Internet on the Gopher and World Wide Web. The class is one of the first classes offered by the Research Library to be filled every month, and one Laboratory group has recommended that their staff attend this class in preparation for more advanced Internet and HTML classes as part of their group training. The success of this class spurred development by the Research Library of more specific subject classes using Internet resources, specifically business and general science resources.

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OSTI as DE96003147

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  • Meeting of the New Mexico Council for Higher Education Computing Services, Roswell, NM (United States), 8-10 Nov 1995

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  • Other: DE96003147
  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-3577
  • Report No.: CONF-9511151--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 168369
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622055

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Smith, S. & Comstock, D. Teaching internet use to adult learners: The LANL experience, article, December 1, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622055/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.