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Internet Research and College Writing
Transcript of Internet Research and College Writing
Unit 2: Information Management
:standard on all campus computers
:will ask for passwords; 'esc' usually works
:Always use for
:many built in features, add-ons and extensions
:easy to manage bookmarks and history functions
:shockwave Flash Crashes
:no layout customization options
:faster, larger, and more secure (by reputation)
:very few updates compared to firefox
“It is very likely that our students’ brains
have physically changed– and are different from ours – as a result of how they grew up.”
Are digital natives experts at searching the web?
After a year long program aimed at information literacy most students continue to rely entirely on Google and "never questioned the reliability."
Even when high school students found a good source they did not recognize it and instead launched a new search. A high level of browising is carried on at the expense of thinking and learning.
Shu Hsien L. Chen
Students without access to librarians teaching Web Research Skills show up at college "beyond hope..." they have learned to "get by" with Google.
University College London
Not one of the students surveyed could "give an adequate conceptual definition of how Google returns results...the word 'magic' came up a lot."
Illinois ERIAL study
How do you begin your research?
How do you determine if a source is "good"?
Half of the high school students say the "rarely or never" check the date of an article
2/3 don't check the author
can't articulation how they know content is credible
don't know how to form effective search queries
don't check credibility or reliability of information
can't recognize poor results of searches
For Majority of Students, the truth is
in other words...
when it comes to using the internet...
but when it comes to
Internet Browsers are software applications for navigating, viewing, accessing, and organizing information on the world wide web
-12 Research Questions
-Article Close Reading Document
Wikipedia is about as good a source of accurate information as Britannica, the venerable standard-bearer of facts about the world around us, according to a study published in the journal Nature
"Tasty" AND "Messy"
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