It is still the germ of an idea. Reading Ambient Findabiity by Peter Morville, he discusses that while literacy, that is reading and writing, is high, information literacy is not. You cannot suceed in today’s world without being able to read and write. You can survive without understading Google. But for how much longer? While schools manage the reading and writing part well, they are struggling with the web and information literacy.
As a parent I think it’s important to teach certain skills to our kids – we cannot rely on our teacher to teach them. Yet.
What are those skills. Brainstorming ensues. Searching, filtering – Mr. Morville has a list – I think some programming skills or at least introduction to the concepts are important as well aka psuedo-code. Maybe not programming, but at least ‘configuring’ the online environment to suit one’s needs. I know this has been proposed in one of the books I’ve read.
Entry filed under: information literacy.