Thursday, February 23, 2012

Youth & Digital Media

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard just released a report that looks at youth and digital media.

Key Findings:
1. Search shapes the quality of information that youth experience online.
2. Youth use cues and heuristics to evaluate quality, especially visual and interactive elements.
3. Content creation and dissemination foster digital fluencies that can feed back into search and evaluation behaviours.
4. Information skills acquired through personal and social activities can benefit learning in the academic context.

This research points the direction for teacher-librarians as we work with youth and digital media. There is a link to the complete study for download as a PDF and an infographic with a summary of the findings.

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