Pew – How Teens Do Research in the Digital World
How Teens Do Research in the Digital World – by Kristen Purcell, Lee Rainie, Alan Heaps, Judy Buchanan, Linda Friedrich, Amanda Jacklin, Clara Chen, Kathryn Zickuhr, Nov 1, 2012.
The teachers who instruct the most advanced American secondary school students render mixed verdicts about students research habits and the impact of technology on their studies. Some 77% of advanced placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers surveyed say that the internet and digital search tools have had a mostly positive impact on their students research work. But 87% say these technologies are creating an easily distracted generation with short attention spans and 64% say todays digital technologies do more to distract students than to help them academically. According to this survey of teachers, conducted by the Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project in collaboration with the College Board and the National Writing Project, the internet has opened up a vast world of information for todays students, yet students digital literacy skills have yet to catch up…”