Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of their responses suggested that: Middle school students are more concerned with content relevance than with credibility. Why Gen Y Is Going to Change the Web Gen Y is taking over. The generation of young adults that's composed of the children of Boomers, Generation Jones, and even some Gen X'ers, is the biggest generation since the Baby Boomers and three times the size of Gen X. As the Boomers fade into retirement and Gen Y takes root in the workplace, we're going to see some big changes ahead, not just at work, but on the web as a whole. There's some contention over where exactly Gen Y starts and stops - some say those born 1983-1997, others think 1982-1997. In this week's Entertainment Weekly, Gen Y is defined as "current 13 to 31 year-olds" and BusinessWeek says they can be as young as five. Regardless, we know who they are - they're the young kids of today, the most digitally active generation yet, having been born plugged in.
Blogs making their impact felt The impact of blogging has reached a tipping point, argues Julian Smith, senior analyst at Jupiter Research. Anyone studying the media over the last few months might have noticed a sudden increase in concern about the growth of consumer-created content and the impact of blogging on business. In December 2005, a white paper on the influence of bloggers on corporate reputation by Market Sentinel, Onalytica and Immediate Future highlighted the negative impact one individual, Jeff Jarvis, could have on a brand's reputation, in this case Dell, through angry blog postings about his bad customer experience.
Technology: Good or Bad for Our Attention Spans? – Observations of a Bay Area Technologist There’s no question that technology has made it easier to be distracted – jumping from tab to tab in your web browser or checking email as you wait in line at Starbucks. Second-screen TV viewing (where viewers simultaneously surf the net while watching a program) has become so common that networks have developed apps to encourage it. I have to look no further than myself to know that technology can have a negative impact on your attention span. In the amount of time I’ve lost to Facebook and NYTimes.com, I’m sure I could have written the next great American novel (or at least the next complete one). And when it comes to my ten-month-old son, I’m determined that he not have much screen exposure until the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommended 2 years of age – or longer – because of the connection between technology and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), a condition I’ve watched my brother struggle with since he was diagnosed as a teen.
Deconstructing Web Pages - Teaching Backgrounder Imagine that you're a secondary student using the Internet to research a science project on the artificial sweetener, Aspartame. If the first response to your Web search is the page shown here, you might want to run to your kitchen and toss out that can of diet Coke. This article is identified as a presentation made by a woman named Nancy Markle at the "World Environmental Conference and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation F.D.A Issuing for Collusion with Monsanto on Aspartame." Ms.
What is the impact of blogging? Wikileaks has hit headlines recently for exposure of information. There is no denying that the cultural phenomenon that is blogging has a big impact on the world. Indeed, many news stories, memes, and artistic efforts either air their head via this medium, or are exposed to the wider world by it. Although WikiLeaks is the organisation that has hit headlines recently for exposure of information, blogs over the years have had at least an equal, if not greater, impact, although perhaps not quite on such a global scale.
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by onlineuniversities.com Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection.
Instructional Strategies for Critically Evaluating Online Information Question: How do I know if the information is useful for my research? Learning Objective: Integrating strategies for verifying the accuracy of information and author's level of expertise Activity 1. Work with your group to brainstorm strategies for critically evaluating the information at a website. More on Next Generation HR (Talking HR 022) ~ HR to HR 2.0 and H Tonight’s Talking HR show (#022) took the CIPD’s New Generation HR research that I’ve discussed before for a deeper and fuller review. However, although I tried to be positive, my reactions to the research report remained largely the same. Krishna seemed to think very much the same as me as well. And it looks as if you agree with us too – 24 of you have responded to my survey asking about what you believe provides the basis for Next Generation HR in your organisation. These are the results with 20 hours to go: Sustainable Organisational Performance (CIPD) 4 (16%) Human Capital Management 9 (37%) The Social Business 5 (20%) Behavioural HR 4 (16%) Externally Focused HR 3 (12%) Green HR 2 (8%) HR 2.0 6 (25%) Imagination Based HR 4 (16%) Evidence Based HR 4 (16%) Strengths Based HR 2 (8%) Other 1 (4%)
The Power of Reflection There has been much written and researched on the topic of reflection. The research suggests that reflection: Deepens the learningEnables the development of new thinking, new skills, new behaviorsTeaches us to become the observer of our own actions, our own thinking, and through that observation, change, learn and develop more easily. In Accelerated Learning practice, reflection plays a role in three main parts of the learning process, before a learning module, during a learning process, and on completion of a module or learning experience. Before Learning
What A 21st Century Book Looks Like Technology touches almost everything in 2013. From farming to commerce, socialization to transportation, more and more we look to technology to make our lives easier, to improve our access, or connect us a culture. Education is also among those impacted by the growth of technology, including blended learning, game-based learning, mobile learning, and other indicative trends. Books are a part of that as well. We recently took a look at the principles of digital literacy. What started at as simply digitized versions of physical texts, eBooks are growing as a medium, adding interaction, connectivity, complex textile response, and fully-integrated multimedia forms.