Friday, January 18, 2008
Just when we’d started to adjust to the digital assets of a new generation of university students, concerns are being raised about the google generation. The headlines from JISC are that we should be concerned about: impatience in search and navigation [that’s me], and zero tolerance for any delay in satisfying their information need. Young people are dangerously lacking information skills, and that’s in this report. I’m not so sure that there is any evidence of a decline in criticality, but perhaps we need to adjust what we expect, what we provide and what we assess to take into account environmental changes.