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Information Fluency for the Net Generation

Here’s a great new report:
Ensuring the Net Generation Is Net Savvy by George Lorenz and Charles Dziuban for Educause.
You can download the PDF here.
From the abstract:
“Net Gen students may know the Internet, but they are not necessarily “net savvy.” Exposed to huge quantities and multiple formats of information online, they are constantly challenged to sort valid from inaccurate information. Moreover, students are creating information, not just consuming it. This paper explores the challenges students face online in effectively finding information, using technology, and thinking critically.”
This was written as a white paper for the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. They interviewed over 50 people in writing this white papera dn more are scheduled. It covers visual literacy, new media literacy, information fluency, and information competency.
Must read study if you serve anyone under 30. I don’t think there’s a type of library that can’t benefit from this type of thinking. And remember, don’t trust anyone over 30.

Posted on: October 3, 2006, 1:28 pm Category: Uncategorized