A recent article from Wired editor Clive Thompson asks why students who have grown up as “digital natives” are so bad at searching. Interestingly enough, while Thompson describes the problems as being with searching, the article actually focuses mostly on Continue reading Why can’t Johnny Search?
Seattle Times guest columnists Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg push back on the prevailing idea that today’s college students are slackers. Rather, these researchers argue that colleges must retool to help young people learn the skills to negotiate Continue reading College students eager to learn but need help negotiating the information overload!
The Wired Campus blog of the Chronicle of Higher Education recently featured an article about a game designed to teach students how to find and cite sources for research papers. The game, called Bibliobouts, was developed at the University of Continue reading Bibliobouts: a game about citations
A new study out of the University of Washington School of Information finds that 84% of students don’t know where to go to start researching a topic. In a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education notes that students Continue reading Survey reports students’ difficulty with research