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ETS Report Says Students Not Information Literate

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A new study by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) suggests that
although college students appear fluent with technology, many are
unable to effectively use computers to solve information problems.
Students are comfortable using technology for leisure and social
activities, but the study indicates that they have much more trouble
evaluating online material and using technology effectively to find
needed information. In the study, which surveyed more than 6,300
college students and high school seniors, fewer than half correctly
identified from several choices the Web site that was objective,
authoritative, and timely.

Inside Higher Ed, 15 November 2006


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