Web 2.0 and the Net Generation defreakified: Information behaviour of today's internet users
This talk gives an overview of 'Web 2.0' (what it is and what it means) and investigates how technologies that allow for greater communication, collaboration and content creation are changing our students' experiences of learning whether we like it or not.
'Net Gen' characteristics and culture will be described and we'll also look at some of the myths surrounding the Net Gen. The talk also explores Net Gen information behaviour and learning needs.
Speaker: Meg Poore - Meg is an educational designer and developer, and an educational consultant (who is currently working at the College of Arts and the College of Asia and the Pacific at ANU), who is fascinated by all things relating to Web 2.0, the 'Net Generation' and how to use online tools and technologies in education.
Where: MacDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU.
When: 12.30-1.30 Thursday, August 21, 2008. Bring your lunch!
Please send to anyone who you think might be interested.
Annette L. McGuiness
Library Manager (Canberra),
The Lewins Library, Signadou Campus,
Australian Catholic University Ltd
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Monday, August 04, 2008
Web 2.0 and the Net Generation
Meg Poore will give a free talk on "Web 2.0 and the Net Generation defreakified: Information behaviour of today's internet users" at the ANU in Canberra, August 21, 2008:
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Meg Poore gave an excellent talk on "Web 2.0 and the Net Generation defreakified: Information behaviour of today's internet users" at the ANU in Canberra, August 21, 2008. Some of the myths she explored were that young people had a natural aptitude for web technology. She argued that while they have an enthusiasm, they still need training in the use of search and creation of information online.
Slides available for for Meg Poore's "Web 2.0 and the Net Generation defreakified: Information behaviour of today's internet users".
Also some references in "Work in the Information Age".
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