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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know
Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students — or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who haven’t been taught the skills to conduct good research will invariably come up short. That’s part of the argument made by Wheaton College Professor Alan Jacobs in The Atlantic, who says the ease of search and user interface of fee-based databases have failed to keep up with those of free search engines. In combination with the well-documented gaps in students’ search skills, he suggests that this creates a perfect storm for the abandonment of scholarly databases in favor of search engines. He concludes: “Maybe our greater emphasis shouldn’t be on training users to work with bad search tools, but to improve the search tools.” His article is responding to a larger, ongoing conversation about whether the ubiquity of Web search is good or bad for serious research. So what are the hallmarks of a good online search education? Related Related:  ISS Learning Commons

Field Trip Library Une belle leçon pour moi qui pourtant alerte les gens sur les risques d’internet! 17avril2013 Par Arnaud Durand Paf dans le bec! Je ne m'y attendais pas! Les problèmes DUDU fonctionnent à merveille! Faut voir les productions pour la première vidéo!!! Je ne résiste pas à l'envie de vous en montrer certaines vraiment réussies (bien entendu le texte est flouté!! Et pour le 2nd problème, j'ai eu le droit à .... une maquette (même deux) sur une affiche (sisi! Mais ce n'est pas cela qui m'a déstabilisé! D'autres ont fait ça sur ordi et .... Ils ont imprimé une photo de moi sur l'affiche . Rien de déshonorant.... Mais cela reste surprenant. Soit Facebook (c'était une ancienne photo de profil encore accessible en accès public parmi les nombreuses existantes où l'on me voit moins bien.) ou sinon ici sur mon serveur. ou encore google avec "arnaud durand" comme mots de recherche et en fouillant bien (Arnaud Durand reste un nom-prénom très porté), on la retrouve. Mais il a fallu chercher. Alors qu'ils ont du mal à pratique la recherche documentaire, allez savoir pourquoi!!

Project Gutenberg - free ebooks Buck Goldstein: Academia at a Crossroads -- Can Our Great Universities Lead in a Time of Need Pulitzer Prize winner David Rohde's recent article on our efforts at UNC to turn our university into an engine of innovation argues that America's research universities can make a profound difference in the battle to rebuild the country's economy and its middle class. With over 250 billion in endowment, research universities are the crown jewels of our society. Rhode's plea that these magnificent institutions do more to generate economic activity while attacking society's biggest problems mirror arguments my co-author Holden Thorp and I make in our book. Criticism comes from two directions. Successfully responding to internal criticism of efforts to increase the impact of universities requires a more nuanced approach. David Rohde's article provides a clear suggestion for increasing the impact of a relatively small number of great American institutions.

Not So Distant Future — technology, libraries, and schools Wikipédia, indispensable outil de mise en réseau de la connaissance ? Qu’on la couvre de louanges ou qu’on en critique les imperfections, l’encyclopédie en ligne Wikipédia ne laisse pas indifférent. Mieux, elle est incontournable et même consultée au quotidien par ses détracteurs. Le wiki collaboratif appliqué au domaine de la παιδεία (étymologiquement donc un outil d’”éducation rapide”, en écho à l’”éducation complète” de l’encyclopédie) se révèle en effet être une formule à succès puisque plus de 15 millions d’internautes consultent chaque jour une partie des 20 millions d’articles disponibles sur cette plate-forme qui se décline en 270 langues. J’utilise Wikipédia au travail, et vous ? Cliquez ici pour accéder au texte de l’entretien sur Wikinews Wikipédia est un outil incontournable de ma vie professionnelle. La connaissance en réseau, plus qu’une compilation de savoirs Cliquez ici pour accéder à l’article et aux illustrations Se former à Wikipédia Pour aller plus loin Utilisez-vous Wikipédia à titre professionnel ?

Advanced Fiction Writing: The Best Books On How To Write A Novel There are zillions of books on writing, and many are listed in the catalog of the Writers’ Digest Book Club. I have a whole shelf of them. Many of them turned out to be excellent compost. Some of them have proven useful. The following are the ones I think you’ll find most useful, with links to Amazon where you can buy them right now. The Most Wished For book in the Fiction Writing Reference category on Amazon is Writing Fiction for Dummies, the complete guide for writing and selling your novel. A classic textbook on writing by one of the master teachers of fiction writing. A summary of the fiction writing wisdom of Sol Stein, the legendary editor, writer, and teacher. A very useful guide for learning the craft of fiction writing. A massively popular book on how to write a massively popular novel by upping your fiction writing game. A recent book on story structure that will teach you everything you need to know about the three-act structure and a whole lot more.

What’s On the Horizon in Higher Education Big Ideas Culture Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Flickr: Dexterwas How will college life be different in five years than it is today? In its recently released 2012 NMC Horizon Report on Higher Education, New Media Consortium predicts there may be more gesture-based computing, and lots of inter-connected (and Internet-connected) objects packed with useful information. Video games will become more commonplace in classrooms, and Big Data will drive big decisions on the part of students, faculty, and the foundations and companies in the education sphere. The Horizon Report crystallizes a lot of what we’re witnessing in education. What the report does focus on are six technologies to watch, categorized in the near, middle, and foreseeable future. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. MOBILE APPS. Some institutions are creating programs to teach student entrepreneurs how to create apps from scratch and to market them. Flickr:Chirantan Patnaik TABLET COMPUTING. GAME-BASED LEARNING. LEARNING ANALYTICS. Daniel Choo

The 8 Pillars of Digital Literacies May 21, 2014 Edudemic has recently published this wonderful visual that outlines the eight elements of digital literacy. I am posting below for those of you who haven't seen it yet. Essential Elements of Digital Literacy "Cultural – Look at the context in which the literacy is situatedCognitive – How do we think when we are using a device (vs when we are not)?