ACRLog » Blog Archive » Moving Students Beyond “Good Enough”

StevenB poses a thoughtful question in the blog posting below. In effect, he says that the ubiquitousness of search engines and the ease of finding general information have resulted in students’ willingness to settle for the first resources they find. This is not a new complaint. However, he goes on to propose a solution in which we use student peer groups to evaluate each other’s sources and search techniques. Read the excerpt below or click on the link for the full post.

ACRLog » Blog Archive » Moving Students Beyond “Good Enough”

“Why not, we thought, take advantage of students’ own predilection towards learning in groups, sharing information with fellow students, and interest in generating content in communities. Might students, working in social communities be able to apply some form of “wisdom of the crowd” in improving their research? A possible model for this approach would be Nature’s experimental peer review model.”

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