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Information-seeking behaviour of distance learning students

Introduction
There is a constant stream of studies focusing on young undergraduates’ information behaviour. Distance learners and mature students, if included in the studies are not usually identified as such. These students are often mature students who have other needs than young undergraduates living near the university. In the literature some problems and barriers faced by these students are noted, e.g.

University students’ information seeking behaviour in a changing learning environment – How are students’ information needs, seeking and use affected by new teaching methods?

Introduction and aim of the study

Introduction
The theoretical basis of this study is partly in theories and conceptions of learning and partly in that research in information seeking, needs and uses which emphazies the user and takes the social context into consideration.
The need for changes and improvement in the quality of education has become apparent also in Finland in the higher education during this decade.