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Releases Horizon Project Strategic Brief on Digital Literacy. A new report, supported by Adobe, aims to establish a shared vision of digital literacy and serve as a call to action for higher education leaders across the United States.

Releases Horizon Project Strategic Brief on Digital Literacy

The New Media Consortium (NMC) has released Digital Literacy: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief in conjunction with the 2016 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Commissioned by Adobe, the special report explores the advancement of digital literacy, which is sparking new thinking in higher education about how to best prepare students for the demands of the global technological economy. This project was launched because there is a lack of consensus across the field about how to define digital literacy and implement effective programs.

A survey was disseminated throughout the NMC community of higher education leaders and practitioners to understand how digital literacy initiatives are impacting their campuses. > Download the report (PDF) The Best Research and Reference Sites Online. Whether you're looking for the average rainfall in the Amazon rainforest, researching Roman history, or just having fun learning to find information, you'll get some great help using my list of the best research and reference sites on the Web.

The Best Research and Reference Sites Online

Types of Reference Sites There are generally two types of reference sites. The first consist of specialized Web sites maintained by subject experts, who will provide detailed and specific responses to your questions. The second are run by generalists (often reference librarians) who don't necessarily answer your question, but point you to the best resources for conducting your own search.

Make Your Web Searches Better With These Ten Tips. Don't fall into the rut of using one search engine for all your search needs.

Make Your Web Searches Better With These Ten Tips

Every search engine returns different results. Plus, there are many search engines that focus on specific niches: games, blogs, books, forums, etc. The more comfortable you are with a good variety of search engines, the more successful your searches are going to be. Check out this list of search engines for a wide variety of what you can use the next time you're looking for something. It's easy to skim the surface of your favorite search engine and only use the most prominent features; however, most search engines have a wide variety of advanced search options, tools, and services that are only available to those dedicated searchers that take the time to search 'em out. In addition, if you're just starting out learning how to search the Web, it's easy to be overwhelmed with just the sheer amount of information that is available to you, especially if you're searching for something very specific. Simple Google Search Tricks: The Top Ten. Updated December 28, 2016 Google is the most popular search engine on the Web, but most people don't realize how much more powerful they can make their Google searches with just a few simple tweaks.

Simple Google Search Tricks: The Top Ten

Google Phrase Search If you want Google to return your search as a complete phrase, in the exact order and proximity that you typed it in as, then you’ll need to surround it with quotes; i.e., “three blind mice.” Otherwise, Google will just locate these words either separately OR together. Google Negative Search. 1-Page MultiSearch Engines © with All META and Major Search Engines - bjorgul.com.

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Theconversation. Australia spends more than $30 billion a year on projects which produce “grey literature” - documents which are produced by government departments, academic institutions, private companies and more.

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But despite all this effort, Australia lacks a standardised mechanism to curate and freely distribute grey literature. There has never been a better time, than right now, to investigate opportunities into improving our country’s memory. Government agencies allocate billions of dollars, each year, to research projects and programs. These activities produce research papers, conference papers and other forms of grey literature. Examples of these agencies include The Australian Research Council and The National Health and Medical Research Council. Students in the higher education sector also produce high quality grey literature in the form of Theses and Dissertations.

The importance of grey literature The inability to find information quickly impacts innovation and stunts collaboration. Infoxchange. Institut culturel de Google.