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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Heyns, Danielle
Email d.heyns@gk.up.ac.za
URN etd-04032003-142408
Document Title Providing a web-based information resource for Afrikaans first language teachers
Degree MA (Information Science)
Department Information Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof M E Snyman
Prof T D J Bothma Committee Co-Chair
Keywords
  • information
  • Internet
  • information needs
  • information resource
  • information communication technology
  • web site
  • web page design
  • action research
  • Afrikaans language teacher
Date 2003-02-19
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This dissertation reports on an action research project that guided the development of the Goudmyn (www.onnet.up.ac.za), a web-based information resource for Afrikaans language teachers. The information needs and utilisation of information resources by 78 Afrikaans First Language teachers were determined by means of a questionnaire and focus group discussions. The quality of the Goudmyn as information resource for and Afrikaans teachers' utilisation thereof were formally assessed. From the data it is evident that Afrikaans language teachers do not utilise the Internet as an information resource to a high degree. Nevertheless, statistics of visits to the Goudmyn indicate that the resource is being utilised increasingly.

Reasons for low levels of Internet utilisation by the respondents include the following: a lack of Internet access, time, training, relevant information, awareness of resources and integration of ICT skills into the curriculum. The study found that a web site such as the Goudmyn has the potential to play a central role in supporting Afrikaans language teachers, if the teachers are trained and made aware of the use and applications of the Internet for teaching purposes.

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