critical reading for the rude

info lit leapfrogging

I just had to tell a room full of adults that reading the articles that they find in their databases is a necessary part of research.  I get this all the time with the 20-somethings, and it doesn’t surprise me anymore (millenials want it all in bullet points, no?).  But adults?  Women in their 50s?

It occurs to me that there could be an element of information literacy leapfrogging here.  Many of these adult students are recent immigrants who aren’t really familiar with the Web.  Is this a case of buzz-for-technology getting ahead of good research practice?  Is the same millenial complaint true for n00bz generally?

June 4, 2007 - Posted by | geo/pol, info sci

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