Monday, October 10, 2005

ACRL blogging webcast

Here's a blogging related professional development opportunity for members of ACRL, or any of you who may have PD money to spend before the end of the calendar year.

If I can find a legitimate link to the proceedings after the webcast (I'm not brave enough to run afoul of ALA), then I'll look into linking to them from here.

2 Comments:

At 5:57 PM, Blogger TEACHER SOL said...

I use the World Wide Web too when I give reference lists for my studets' research projects.

But the question is, is it really safe for our kids to be dependent on internet research?

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger Rachel White said...

But the question is, is it really safe for our kids to be dependent on internet research?

Of course not. The internet is just another source that should be used in addition to books, magazines, encyclopedias, interviews, oral histories, videotapes, etc. In order to be well-rounded students, researchers, and human beings, kids should be exposed to as many sources of information as possible.

People (kids, adults, and all in between) who rely solely on the internet for research remind me of my grade four classmates and the dreaded 'bird report.' Everyone gets assigned their bird of study, and then everyone rushes to the encyclopedia to copy out the paragraph on the robin, the meadowlark, or their bird of choice.

Did we learn about birds? In passing, perhaps. Did we learn about research? Absolutely not.

 

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