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Title: Net generation: what the academic librarians need to know to educate them
Authors: Mashroofa, Mohamed Majeed
Keywords: Net Generation
Academic librarians
Library services
Information sources
ICT skills
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Ess Ess Publications New Delhi
Citation: In Advancement in Libraries and Information Science, pp 57-68.
Abstract: This study describes various characteristics of Net Generation, their requirements, learning styles and information skills. This paper takes the form of a literature review and commentary on Net Generation and how the academic Librarians should prepare to educate them. The purpose of this study is to understand the Net generation and to explore their requirements in order to upgrade teaching pedagogies and library services. This article reviews selected literature on Net Generation and identified the paths and ways how to approach the Net generation for effective teaching and learning. It concludes that this generation students possess certain key traits that influence their learning styles. Accordingly teaching techniques and information sources and services should be polished and upgraded. It recommends that when the students enter into the university academics should analyze ICT skills information behavior and the expectation towards library and learning perspectives in order to develop the existing services and to improve the teaching paradigms.
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