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Alyssa Ruesch

Information Overload - 0 views

  • The debate over how we read, perpetuated largely by media insiders, is starting to seem like little more than a distraction from the real problem: We have access to more information than ever, yet we do not know what to do with it. We are desperately information-illiterate.
  • What matters is not that we are readers, but that we are critical readers.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 19, 2008): “Talk of a ‘digital generation’ or people who are ‘born digital’ willfully ignores the vast range of skills, knowledge, and experience of many segments of society. . . . The ethnic, national, gender, and class biases of any sort of generation talk are troubling.”
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      Look for this article.
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  • It is about knowing what to do with information, how to find the good stuff, how to assess sources.
Andrew Graff

Twine - Organize, Share, Discover Information Around Your Interests - 0 views

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    Impressed by the "tour" of Twine and how nuanced it seems to be, I registered for the beta.
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    Eventually useful in upper-level language courses? A Quintura for foreign languages on a social-networking scale?
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