digital literacy johnny's quest

digital literacy johnny's quest

Nov 16, 2011

JOHNNY'S QUEST: Not only do some digital natives (read: kids) believe online reports about the "Tree Octopus" as we covered earlier, turns out that they're kind of naive when using search engines and other online research tools, reports Clive Thompson in Wired. (This recent plagiarism report from TurnItIn attests to the popularity of Wikipedia and Yahoo Answers.) Turns out, the best online "crap detectives" already know something about the subject. Clive poignantly notes that "in 1955, we wondered why Johnny can't read. Today the question is, why can't Johnny search?" Hmm, maybe Johnny needs to work on that reading trick a bit more.

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