Findings for Today’s Students: Digital Illiteracy

How do students find, judge and use information online?

Well, most of them can manage Google quite well, but a study by the Educational Testing Service of 10,000 high school and college students found that half could not correctly judge which on-line database was the most objective, reliable and timely.

“What we’re finding is not only does it [digital literacy] need to be taught at the higher education level, it needs to be taught a lot younger than that,” said Terry Egan, project manager for the assessment. “I’m hoping that having an assessment like this available is going to change the paradigm of what people think is important to test.” Story from the Texas Star-Telegram.