Teaching Internet Basics: The Can-Do Guide

By Joel A. Nichols

Perfect for public librarians, educational librarians, expertise and electronic source experts, and library education experts, this ebook is a necessary source for electronic literacy instruction.

• Frames guide of web fundamentals in a cost-effective and hugely correct demeanour for public librarians and their users

• presents entire education scripts with step by step directions and pattern monitor shots

• indicates hands-on actions that follow abilities taught and supply chance for self sustaining practice

• includes an annotated appendix of loose on-line courseware that vitamins and complements web fundamentals instruction

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