Saturday, December 11, 2004

Excuse me, where would I get a book

Where was this article when I was writing my final paper?!

Students shun search for information offline

Cites Paul as well...


Blogger Paul Duguid said...

This article was written by an AP journalist and first appeared in the Chicago Tribune on December 8 (so a little late for your paper, I'm afraid, Yardi) in a story headline "Online research worries many educators".

I had offered you all the chance (see "Sharpen up your aphorisms) of talking to this journo, but as far as I can tell, no one took me up. You were probably wise. It is never a surprise but always a little shaming to see how utternly banal a comment can appear in print. The point I was trying to make was that, while people wring their hands over the quality of web pages students cite, they forget how bad textbooks can be and how, before the web, high school students had few alternative sources and limited means to verify what was in those books. The web at least offers a challenge to such channels of established authority.

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