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Carla Shinn

Curation As a Tool for Teaching and Learning - 12 views

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    "Storify harnesses curation's role in telling a story by providing a linear platform and the opportunity to link related content with the curator's own text. (Mihailides and Cohen, 2013). Making a story out of linked multimedia content requires media literacy skills of analysis, evaluation and creation."
Carla Shinn

So-Called "Digital Natives" Not Media Savvy, New Study Shows - 29 views

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    "In Google we trust." That may very well be the motto of today's young online users, a demographic group often dubbed the "digital natives" due their apparent tech-savvy. Having been born into a world where personal computers were not a revolution, but merely existed alongside air conditioning, microwaves and other appliances, there has been (a perhaps misguided) perception that the young are more digitally in-tune with the ways of the Web than others.
Storm Snaith

Chicago Digital Library - 22 views

  • In the first stage, teens are mostly text-messaging or instant-messaging friends and haunting sites such as Facebook — what the researchers call a "lightweight means" of maintaining friendships. "Messing around" begins when teens take an interest in media itself: composing music, editing photos or shooting video, driven more by interests than a desire to be with friends. "Geeking out" involves using new media in an "intense, autonomous and interest-driven way" that often leaves friends in the dust as teens seek out experts for help.
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    Is this what libraries will look like in ten years' time?
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    three stages of consumption and creation, informally dubbed "hanging out," "messing around" and "geeking out."
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