Google Generation is a myth?

April 30, 2008 at 3:43 am 1 comment

Librarians’ Internet Index: New This Week reports on research commissioned by JISC and the British Library about young people born or brought up in the Internet age and their ability to use the web to find information. Hmmph! I could have saved them the expense – as could most Librarians who struggle to teach Information Literacy Skills to students. The annoying thing is that members of the “Google generation” do not believe for a moment that people from any other generation can teach them anything about the Internet.

This thinking is often aggravated by people who talk about “digital natives” vs. “digital immigrants”. I swear that, even though I am the most senior person in my college library, no-one else here is particularly interested in improving their skills, other than knowing just enough to be able to impart some of these skills to their students.

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  • 1. Anonymous  |  June 11, 2008 at 10:43 am

    I couldn’t agree with you more Maeve.

    And i am a lot older than you. He he he.

    I have tried to get this message accross to strudents during an orientation and they just look at me blankly.

    Oh well…….

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