Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Derek Baird reports on the Digital Media and Learning Conference

From http://www.ypulse.com/guest-post-four-insights-for-youth-marketers-from-dml-2010 useful for information literacy librarians:
A guest post by Derek Baird for Ypulse ( http://www.ypulse.com/ ) on the Digital Media and Learning Conference in San Diego., February 18-20, 2010. Baird comments on a June 2010 Common Sense Media survey on Hi-Tech Cheating. Among the key findings: 19% of the students surveyed said that downloading a paper from the Internet to turn in was not a serious cheating offense. Other interesting data for information literacy champions packed into this nine page report as well. Keynoter Sonia Livingstone ( http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/media@lse/whosWho/soniaLivingstone.htm ) suggests that we overestimate the skills of digital natives. Margaret Weigel from Project Zero ( http://www.pz.harvard.edu/index.cfm ) notes that many teachers are using new technology in old ways. S. Craig Watkins reports that the digital divide is about social/cultural skills as much as access to the Internet. (See The Young and the Digital http://www.theyoungandthedigital.com/ )

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