Friday, November 30, 2012

November 2012: How students seek information in the age of convergence

The new technology explosion requires that media audiences learn and maintain new skills for information literacy so they can find, filter, evaluate, and use information.

In the new issue of The Convergence Newsletter, Alex Gorelik and Anton Bezuglov of Benedict College report on their experiment to determine how students seek and evaluate information. Their pilot study used T.D. Wilson's framework of information-seeking behavior to record students' choices as they searched for the answer to a question. Gorelik and Bezuglov found that students' impatience to find a clear answer can trump even their knowledge that a single information source may be suspect. Read the article, then visit the newsletter's Facebook and Google+ pages.

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