The Google Generation
Are ICT innovations Changing information Seeking Behaviour?
- Barrie Gunter
- Ian Rowlands
- David Nicholas, University College London, UK
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.
Scholars, teachers and students working in higher education in fields such as communications studies, information studies, library studies, media studies, and publishing