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Expat education: going international in the exam hall - Telegraph

Expat education: going international in the exam hall   - Telegraph | Education News | Scoop.it
Suzi Dixon compares the IB with the iGCSE, both of which are available in international schools.
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International day encourages women to enter ICT - E&T magazine

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E&T magazine International day encourages women to enter ICT E&T magazine “We know that it is critical to engage girls at a young age, before preconceptions have formed, because by the time that they are taking their GCSEs, they might have ruled...
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DfE allocates £2m to train computing teachers - Ed Exec

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Students Cite YouTube, Google, Wikipedia the Most | Mashable.com

Students Cite YouTube, Google, Wikipedia the Most | Mashable.com | Education News | Scoop.it

 

When doing homework, many students turn to the same websites as they do when they're surfing the web under other circumstances.

 

Four of the top ten most-cited websites on Easybib, a site used to create more than 500 million citations, are user-generated sites like Wikipedia and YouTube.

 

Meanwhile, Google is filling the niche research databases once dominated. A recent ethnographic study found that students referred to Google more than any other database when discussing their research habits.

 

When they did use the search engine, they had trouble finding appropriate sources within the results.

 

"Students are often ill-equipped to sufficiently evaluate or refine the results that are returned,” Andrew Asher, an anthropologist at Bucknell University and one of the project leads, told Mashable in August. “…I don’t think this is a problem limited to students.”

 

On Thursday, Easybib is launching a campaign to promote digital literacy, which includes a promise to donate 5% of its institutional sales through August to the American Library Association.

 

The startup has compiled research on information literacy in the infographic below. Let us know what you make of it in the comments. Is the Internet dumbing students down?

 

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Why universities should acquire – and teach – digital literacy

Why universities should acquire – and teach – digital literacy | Education News | Scoop.it
Sponsor's feature: A strong digital focus will attract internet-savvy students with an eye on the jobs market
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Schools Improvement Net - Schools ditching GCSEs for ‘O-level-like’ iGCSE

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Science of the Invisible: What *is* digital literacy?

Science of the Invisible: What *is* digital literacy? | Education News | Scoop.it
How do we understand, assess and value new digital literacies?
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