HEIRNET User Survey 2005 Report and analysis undertaken by ADS on behalf of HEIRNET By J. Brewer and W.G. Kilbride 2006

4.2 Educators

This group shows a tendency to explore the online environment. However, because there seems to be a breakdown in communication between teachers discovering sites and passing that information onto their students. Many more teachers and professors claim to use HEIRs for prep work than they do for exercises. This suggests that they are using them to create their lessons, but not in their lessons. Besides just teachers and professors, Museum Professionals, Professional Archaeologists, Local Government Officers and Graduate students all use HEIRs surprisingly frequently for teaching prep and sometimes for exercises.

Who is responsible for teaching students to research properly online? The evidence points to a variety of people who consider themselves educators in this field and to a growing decentralization of online knowledge acquisition from formal institutions.

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