[lit-ideas] Can you pass this test?

  • From: "John McCreery" <john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 17:59:52 +0900

*"Not all of Generation M can synthesize the loads of information they're
accessing, educators say. 'They're geeky, but they don't know what to do
with their geekdom,' said Barbara O'Connor, a Sacramento State
communications studies professor involved in a nationwide effort to hone
students' computer-research skills. On a recent nationwide test to measure
their technological 'literacy' -- their ability to use the Internet to
complete class assignments -- only 49 percent of the test-takers correctly
evaluated a set of Web sites for objectivity, authority and timeliness. Only
35 percent could correctly narrow an overly broad Internet search."

From http://slashdot.org/articles/06/12/24/0452253.shtml
John McCreery
The Word Works, Ltd., Yokohama, JAPAN

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