- The Self-training System for the Users of a Different Level of Familiarity with Online Searching
- No.25, p.169-177
As more people embark on the use of online searching, it becomes more necessory to develop a self-training system for the users of a different level of familiarity with online,searching. There are two types of the training system. One intends to help search operations during a search session while the other to review and retry offline the search process on history after the end of the session.
This paper describes the characteristics of a prototype training system with above mentioned two functions, developed by the author. It also mentions effectiveness of the system based on the interviews of the system users.
Typical comments obtained at the interview are as follows;
1) This kind of systems is quite useful.
2) Second type of systems is more effective than the first one, because beginners are not good at understanding messages show on the screen.
3) Help function is the most important for online searching.
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