Shaping research habits and discovery in the K-12 environment; register for the webinar

Post by Deirdre Costello in EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO’s User Research team has studied research habits from kindergarten through graduate school, learning about how those habits develop and the key opportunities for influencing them - and we’d love to share those insights with you!

On Friday, Sept. 12th, Deirdre Costello, Sr. User Experience Researcher, and Gar Sydnor, Vice President of Discovery Innovation for K-12 and Public Libraries, will be talking about these findings and how they’ve influenced how we think about these users at EBSCO on DEDU Inside Byte, a webinar sponsored by the Education Division of the Special Library Association.

From elementary school, where navigation is still all about exploring, to the point when students have found the internal motivation to really engage with what they’re finding, students are constantly balancing their interest, their time and their feelings about the research process. We’ll be talking about:

  • Grazing: elementary schoolers’ tendency to explore the shallows
  • Looping: how middle schoolers vascillate between searching and what they find
  • Skimming: high schoolers’ confidence in interacting with online information – despite their handicaps as users
  • L’Efficiency: how college students get the most out of the time they spend on research

Please join us at 1:30PM EST on Friday, Sept. 12th for a more in-depth look at these habits, the key opportunities educators have to influence them and how discovery can support these users. We hope to see you there!

Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/179694225


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