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ERIC Number: EJ799752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
How Choice, Co-Creation, and Culture Are Changing What It Means to Be Net Savvy
Lorenzo, George; Oblinger, Diana; Dziuban, Charles
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v30 n1 p6-12 2007
The vast amount of readily available information is just one reason for transforming the way in conducting research and acquiring knowledge. The nature of information itself has changed. In text and other formats, information is not just created by experts--it is created and co-created by amateurs. More than ever before, people can choose what, when, and where to use information. With all these choices, do people really know what they are doing, whether the information is valid, or how best to use it? Educators are challenged to help today's students reach a level of information literacy that can support them during their academic careers and beyond. Information literacy implies the acquisition of three primary skills: (1) basic information technology skills; (2) information resource skills (such as the ability to identify useful resources); and (3) critical thinking skills. What do educators really need to know about today's environment? Is it the same as the one that existed when the notions of information literacy were formed? This article describes how choice, co-creation, and an Internet culture are changing what it means to be net savvy. (Contains 34 endnotes.)
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Language: English
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