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Jobs, News and Views for All of Higher Education - Inside Higher Ed :: Are College Students Techno Idiots?Susan Metros, a professor of design technology at Ohio State University, says that reading, writing and arithmetic are simply not enough for today’s students. What is important for learners is information: how to find it, how to focus it, and how to filter out nonsense. But for many students, their main source for information is Google, which Metros finds troubling. Last year, she was surprised to learn at a conference that most people look only at the first few hits that come back from a Google query.
These pages are produced by Sheila Webber, who teaches at Sheffield University, and Bill Johnston, who teaches at Strathclyde University (see who we are and what these pages are for , below). I am giving these pages an overhaul! The and were updated today (3 Sept 2006), with new content added and links checked. I also did some content updating of the and the pages, and corrected the links both for those and the page. I removed a couple of the old sections (Events and People).