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7 Things You Should Know About YouTube
September 25, 2006

YouTube is a video-sharing service that allows users to post personally developed videos of nearly any variety online, from animations to personal recordings. YouTube is one of an emerging class …

7 Things You Should Know About Facebook
September 15, 2006

Information literacy—the ability to negotiate the opportunities and risks of the Internet age—is increasingly important. Facebook, a leading social networking site, highlights the i…

7 Things You Should Know About Mapping Mashups
July 15, 2006

Mapping mashups use online mapping services, such as those offered by Google or Yahoo, to display customized, clickable markers showing points of interest and related information. In the classroo…

ELI Innovations & Implementations—SciFair: Game Worlds for Learning
January 1, 2006

Cornell's SciCentr is an online museum of virtual worlds that engages young people in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Its SciFair program helps students build virtual worlds…

Ensuring the Net Generation Is Net Savvy
January 1, 2006

Net Gen students may know the Internet, but they are not necessarily "net savvy." Exposed to huge quantities and multiple formats of information online, they are constantly challenged t…

Getting Past Google: Perspectives on Information Literacy from the Millennial Mind
January 1, 2006

Many students may have only limited knowledge about how to effectively evaluate online resources and use them appropriately. This student perspective on information literacy uses anecdotes, perso…

How Choice, Co-Creation, and Culture Are Changing What It Means to Be Net Savvy
January 1, 2006

The Web—and how we interact with it—has become part of our culture. The Internet is now the information universe, and we expect instant access. Content is created and co-created by amateurs a…

7 Things You Should Know About Augmented Reality
October 15, 2005

Augmented reality adds information and meaning to a real object or place. Unlike virtual reality, augmented reality does not create a simulated reality. Instead, it takes a real object or space a…

Visual Literacy in Higher Education
January 1, 2005

Today's environment is highly visual—television, Web sites, video, and images dominate our lives—and visuals created with new technologies are changing what it means to be literate. The …

Winning Systems: New Ways of Looking at Students and Resources Lead to Improvements in How We Deliver Education
January 1, 2003

Systemic institutional transformation is a key area of NLII research, toward enabling education that is active and learner-centered, dynamic and lifelong, collaborative, cost-effective, high-qualit…