Educational Technology

April 27, 2012

Innovative ways to move students–and faculty–beyond their reliance on Google

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:45 am

By Jay Bhatt, Campus Technology

While Google’s ease of use and accessibility have made it a primary tool for research, it is important for students to understand that a simple search can also lead to misinformation. While accessible information is increasing exponentially, so is the challenge of finding what is relevant. Young scholars need to learn how to discern what is reliable and what is misleading. Too many students are citing inadequate sources, and it is the role of the librarian to teach students to find reliable sources, interpret them, and evaluate the quality of the information they present. Online scientific encyclopedias such as Thermopedia or AccessScience can help students discover the content they need to develop a solid background in specific subject areas.

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