The Google Generation
Are ICT innovations Changing information Seeking Behaviour?By
- Barrie Gunter
- Ian Rowlands
- David Nicholas
The Google Generation examines original and secondary research evidence from international sources to determine whether there is a younger generation of learners who are adopting different styles of information search behaviour from older generations as a function of their patterns of use of online technologies. The book addresses the questions: might the widespread availability and use of search engines, such as Google, give rise to a different type of scholar who seeks out and utilises online information sources and thereby develops a different orientation to learning from older generations whose information seeking practices became established initially in the offline world.
Paperback, 220 Pages
Published: November 2009
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
...it deserves a place at the centre of one of the key contemporary debates of librarianship and pedagogy, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
- Introduction; The rise of the information society; The internet era; Google generation: what is the evidence? Emergence of new forms of knowledge production, search and acquisition; The emergence of digital scholarship; What next?