A little bit broken, a little bit perfect
Another column about the information literacy movement and how it doesn't work in the current academic environment. From the column:
Certainly, it is too simplistic to argue that all students need is Google and an Internet connection to complete a research project that passes academic muster. However, are offline critical thinking skills so very different from online critical thinking skills? Students will always need to be able to identify the presence of misinformation or to identify the characteristics of 'reputable' or 'reliable' documents and to isolate and understand bias. This is called "understanding," and it's not something that one course can teach or one test can measure.