Busting the digital native myth: a study of the information needs of adolescents in a school context [slides]

Creator
Kemp, Jenny; Ball, Tara
Description

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the talk on the concept of the digital native and the common belief that because of the high level of exposure to the digital world of those born into the ‘Millennial’ generation, they will instinctively know how to successfully access the online tools required to meet all their information needs. It is demonstrated that adolescents still require explicit teaching of information literacy skills and that without instruction about how to use technology to meet their educational needs they will struggle to reach successful academic outcomes. Making assumptions about adolescent skills in the use of online tools is unhelpful and further advocacy is required by library professionals of the need to support and grow adolescent information literacy skills.
 

Publisher
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association
Contributor
St Andrew's Cathedral School Sydney
Date
2018
Type
Format
Language
en
Relation
https://read.alia.org.au/asia-pacific-library-and-information-conference-2018-conference-program
Coverage
Australia