The Internet is not self-explanatory

“The Internet is not self-explanatory, even for young people.”

Andrew McLemore wrote in Wanted: 21st Century Knowledge about how college students did not know where their teacher got multimedia content like “a TED video, a multimedia presentation on MediaStorm and several narrative-heavy news stories” from.

Our collective beliefs can blind us to the reality. The reality is that just because young people grow up using Facebook and YouTube, we cannot assume they know what to use the Internet for.

“…providing broadband Internet access to children and students without any direction is like sending a 14-year-old into an adult store and hoping he’ll walk out with the New Yorker.”

Via a Nigel Scott tweet.

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