Google as Literacy

Whether or not you agree with the politics of ETS, this is an interesting commentary on our times and the ways in which we access information.

Inside Higher Ed :: Are College Students Techno Idiots?

More interesting are the many comments below the main article, in which one responder takes up the issue that using Google is gauche, and others take him up on that. It raises questions about what literacy means and whether, for better or worse, search engines are a part of literacy today.

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Author: Troy Hicks

Dr. Troy Hicks is a professor of English and education at Central Michigan University. He directs both the Chippewa River Writing Project and the Master of Arts in Educational Technology degree program. A former middle school teacher, Dr. Hicks has authored numerous books, articles, chapters, blog posts, and other resources broadly related to the teaching of literacy in our digital age. Follow him on Twitter: @hickstro

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