Generation Z: „not information literate“

von Chris Scholz am Juli 25, 2015

In this old (2006) but very interesting article (->hier)  Caroline Geck discusses how the the generation Z  is  dealing with information:

„This group’s preferred method of Internet searching is to start with a Google search, even if that may not be the most efficient or fastest means to the answer. This generation’s overreliance on Google as its first choice to find answers indicates that they may not be aware of other information search strategies and resources, especially print materials that are better suited to answer certain types of questions. These youngsters use Google confidently because they find tens of thousands of results in a few seconds. Their interaction with Google makes them feel self-sufficient, smart, and powerful when retrieving many results. They often do not have the metacognitive skills to know when to stop using Google and other search tools and to try a different information search strategy.“

And she comes to a clear conclusion:

„The previous discussion suggests that these teens are not information literate.“

This is basically the argument of my recent article (->here) that claims the digital natives to be digital naive.

 

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