FOR more than four decades, Arthur Levine has been exploring the psyche of college students, a quest that has led to three books on different generations' behaviors and beliefs. The latest, "Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student," written with Diane R. Dean, covers 2006 to 2011, distilling information from surveys and interviews with both undergraduates and student-affairs officials at 31 campuses nationwide.
In 2011, the SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy model has been updated and expanded. While the basic principles underpinning the original Seven Pillars model, first published in 1999, remain valid, we now live in a very different information world and the new model reflects more clearly the range of different terminologies and concepts which we now understand as Information Literacy.
In the Pew survey, a majority of teachers agreed that “today's technologies make it harder for students to find credible sources of information.” Instruction in digital literacy techniquescan show students how to ...
Child developmental experts say that the new and disturbing trend of getting toddlers iPads to play with is likely to do more long term harm than good.
Another good cautionary tale that reminds us that technology in and of itself is not sound pedagogy. Technology can strengthen teaching and learning methods but isn't the main goal. I am a huge fan of technology within education, but there are limits as the image of this poor baby suggests.
The main aim will be to create a digitally literate, skilled and confident workforce and student body across all the FE institutions in North Wales (Coleg Harlech, Coleg Menai, Coleg Llandrillo, Deeside College and Yale College Wrexham).
Published in April, a 24-page booklet from the USA: Gilchrist, D. and Oakleaf, M. (2012) An Essential Partner: The Librarian’s Role in Student Learning Assessment. Champaign: National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.
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