Monday, October 30, 2006

Will an information literacy exam become the next SAT?

Will an information literacy exam become the next SAT? This article is at Ars Technica. It discusses how there are attempts to test for information literacy now. The article notes, "You may remember back to a simpler time when the SAT dealt with math, science, and analogies, not with Google searches and Wikipedia. But as information and communication technology (ICT) have become crucial student skills in the last decade, organizations like the Educational Testing Service (the group behind the SAT) have created material to judge student performance in these new areas."

In addition, my recent lesson plan Hoax or Just Strange? A Web Evaluation Exercise is discussed in some detail. It is nice to see someone actually read and liked it. There is also a message board discussion of the article as well.

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