Library Webs provide
an online educational learning tool
in the form of an Internet Library of thousands of carefully selected links. The database is arranged in Dewey
order in topics with sub-sections. Users can search the database on a keyword search basis, or through a topic menu. Topic subjects have been chosen to relate directly to assignment topics in Australian secondary schools.
Library Webs provide Australian students and teachers with a choice of resources, which cater for the wide variety of learning styles and learning abilities
found in secondary schools. Newspaper and magazine
articles, radio and television transcripts, maps, websites
from government, commercial and academic sources are
arranged in topics and sections to assist students with
assignment research. A resource of this kind has not
been available before - it is much more than just a
database. Students are able to see how a historical period
has unfolded or how various issues relate to each other.
They are able to gain a broad overview of a subject while
also concentrating on specific aspects, if required.
Library Webs assist students to learn independently. Students are guided to sites which have been selected for their quality, accuracy, reliability and
relevance. Students have room to explore topics broadly or to study in depth. The sites presented by Library Webs are always in context, so students are aware of how their facet of study fits into the broader framework of the subject.
Students using Library Webs have immediate access to relevant, reliable Internet resources and are able to stay
focused on their learning outcomes, without the distraction of all the extraneous material which clutters up the Internet.
The days of fossicking around the Net trying to find
decent sites are over. The dross has been sifted out and
only the best sites are presented.
being updated and upgraded. Sites are regularly checked
for currency. New sections and topics are constantly being
added as global events unfold and as new issues become
Library Webs resources can be used as a support to study units or as the central focus to a unit of work. Because of the division of each topic into
sections, Library Webs provide a unique set of resources for group work, and offers a scaffolding tool for in-depth study.
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