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Roland Gesthuizen

Teenage Usability: Designing Teen-Targeted Websites - 68 views

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    "Teens are (over)confident in their web abilities, but they perform worse than adults. Lower reading levels, impatience, and undeveloped research skills reduce teens' task success and require simple, relatable sites."
Steve Ransom

Truth as meta - 13 views

  • That was a much more useful (lazy/efficient) reflex in the paper days when publication entailed filtering.
  • only a small percentage of Wikipedia users even know what the Talk pages are.
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    To survive in the networked, web 2.0 world, we must transition from a learned "blind trust" of authoritative sanctioned or spiffy looking information of the print world. 
bkrh4boys

Fake Spoof Websites social spoof sites historical spoof religious fake political fake s... - 9 views

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    a pile of fake websites to evaluate and use for media literacy
Deborah King

Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can't Search | Magazine - 204 views

  • how savvy
  • If they’re naive at Googling, it’s because the ability to judge information is almost never taught in school.
  • intelligent search a key to everyday problem-solving
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  • a golden opportunity to train kids in critical thinking.
  • “The big thing in assessing search results is authorship—who put it there and why have they put it there?”
  • “This is learning how to learn.”
  • , mastering “crap detection 101,”
  • One prerequisite is that you already know a lot about the world.
  • Google makes broad-based knowledge more important, not less
  • But, crucially, she also trains students to assess the credibility of what they find online. For example, she teaches them to analyze the tone of a web page to judge whether it was created by an academic, an advocacy group, or a hobbyist.
  • she also trains students to assess the credibility of what they find online. For example, she teaches them to analyze the tone of a web page to judge whether it was created by an academic, an advocacy group, or a hobbyist.
  • she also trains students to assess the credibility of what they find online. For example, she teaches them to analyze the tone of a web page to judge whether it was created by an academic, an advocacy group, or a hobbyist
  • she also trains students to assess the credibility of what they find online. For example, she teaches them to analyze the tone of a web page to judge whether it was created by an academic, an advocacy group, or a hobbyist.
  • kids grok the intricacies
  • A group of researchers led by College of Charleston business professor Bing
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    All subjects need to teach students how to search for, analyze and utilize digital information within the subject area. This is where students will be getting info until someone pulls the plug or locks them in a bookmobile.
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    "We're often told that young people tend to be the most tech-savvy among us. But just how savvy are they? ,,, High school and college students may be "digital natives," but they're wretched at searching."
Glynda Pflieger

Home | digitalliteracy.gov - 67 views

  • This is the destination for digital literacy resources and collaboration. Use it to share and enhance the tools necessary to learn computer and Internet skills needed in today’s global work environment.
Roland Gesthuizen

Incompetent Research Skills Curb Users' Problem Solving (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) - 95 views

  • In general, we almost never see people use advanced search. And when they do, they typically use it incorrectly — partly because they use it so rarely that they never really learn how it works.

  • or many problems, the actual answer is right there. But the concept that you might have to sometimes go beyond search listings is getting lost
  • any problems, the actual answer is right there. But the concept that you might have to sometimes go beyond search listings is getting lost
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  • Sadly, when one approach is so easy (and works much of the time), users never develop the research skills needed to try or even consider other approaches.
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    "Today, many users are so reliant on search that it's undermining their problem-solving abilities. Ironically, the better search gets, the more dangerous it gets as people increasingly assume that whatever the search engine coughs up must be the answer."
St Ollies

Big6 - 72 views

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    One way of structuring your research task
Gloria Yakes

Copyright Alliance Education Foundation - 90 views

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    Great lesson plans for teaching copyright law arranged by grade level.
Heather Wheat

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask - 8 views

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    Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial

    Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
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    Awesome for use with evaluating web sources. Link to PDF of checklists is helpful for in-class use.
Marc Safran

A Model for the Process of Informational Research - 3 views

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    A Model for the Process of Informational Research
    -A tutoial that looks at informational research, such as that done in the humanities and in literatures reviews in the social sciences and sciences.
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    A Model for the Process of Informational Research\n-A tutorial that looks at informational research, such as that done in the humanities and in literatures reviews in the social sciences and sciences.
Julie Whitehead

Digital Literacy - 1 views

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    Interactive quiz and learning modules on issues surrounding information (digital) literacies
Steve Ransom

Elsevier Published Fake Journals « The Scholarly Kitchen - 0 views

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    According to the magazine The Scientist, the publishing giant Elseiver admitted to publishing six fake medical journals between 2000 and 2005.
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