Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Parents believe that information literacy is crucial

Good news for all of us who have been touting information literacy! From Project Tomorrow's Learning in the 21st Century: Parents’ Perspectives, Parents’ Priorities - a survey of more than 21,000 parents:  

"Parents believe that information literacy is crucial to their children’s success. Success in the 21st
century will depend on their children’s ability to conduct research, find, organize, and summarize data
and develop media literacy skills and to a large extent, students agree with them, though not quite
at the same level. Students in grades 6th-12th were more likely to believe that they will learn critical
media literacy skills on their own by using technology (40 percent) while parents (68 percent) believe
that students will develop skills by using technology as part of their regular classes."

Parents are also interested in the use of mobile technology, online textbooks, online organizational tools, smart boards in the classroom - and more.  See Education in the 21st Century

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