Goals and Achievement in the Community Workshops Program: A Study of Participants

by Scronce, Gretchen

Abstract (Summary)
This study describes a survey and interviews conducted with participants in the Community Workshops Program, a series of free computer classes offered by UNC-Chapel Hill University Libraries in Chapel Hill and Carrboro public libraries. The study was conducted to learn more about participants and their reasons for attending computer classes in order to assess the effectiveness of the program.

The Community Workshops Program has proven to be popular and has achieved many successes in its initial format. Participants in the workshops tend to be older adults with computers in their household who want to learn broad computer skills for a variety of reasons. Prior computer experience among students varies. Most participants are satisfied with the classes. Participating libraries and program organizers may consider the findings as they assess their own goals for the program.

Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Lisa Norberg

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:programmed instruction library extension college and university libraries use studies internet public microcomputers patron online searching teaching


Date of Publication:08/21/2006

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