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A4: Generations of information seekers - google generation myth or reality by Mind Map: A4: Generations of information
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A4: Generations of information seekers - google generation myth or reality

They are used to being entertained and now expect this of their formal learning experience at university

Information media must be interesting or they will fail to be used

hmmm - concern is the absorption of information, find examples where more "entertaining delivery" impeded memory...., why do people remember soap opera details...

circular argument

They multitask in all areas of their live

do they....? evidence?

They have shifted decisively to digital forms of communication: texting rather than talking

They prefer interactive systems and are turning away from being passive consumers of information

They have very high expectations of ICTs

memory of period w/ slower systems

They are more competent with technolog

but use simple systems

If reading is still important in the processes of learning, then any change in how we read is potentially very significant.

They have zero tolerance for delay and their information needs must be fulfilled immediately

They prefer visual information over text

text is important - and putting novel interfaces w/libary interfaces.

They find their peers more credible as information sources than authority figures

not true of university / school

true in social netowrks, another reason for staying out of social netowrks.... or perhaps we can use social netwroks to connect well socially...

they need to be constantly connected

65 year olds spend longer...

factors specific to the individual, personality and background, are much more significant than generation.

They are the `cut-and-paste’ generation

affordance....... who doesn't use the cut and paste method. the point is that they maybe don't have as much oppotuntity to write and therefore it's a higher cognitive load.

They pick up computer skills by trial-and-error

They prefer quick information in the form of easily digested chunks, rather than full text

everyone is doing that

affordance of the technology

They are expert searchers

"dangerous myth

They think everything is on the web (and it’s all free)

reverse the question - people are unaware of libary sponsered content

affordance again? It's much easier to copy the ideas

They do not respect intellectual property

feel that copyright regimes are unfair and unjust

They are format agnostic

information is now format agnostic...

what about the apple only stuff - apple universities...

range of types

think about support for other learners

forum posting

"I'm also wondering about that. Is that the real reason or is it may be that people are choosing to use the method/tool that best fits their needs and preferences