Are scanning minds dangerous minds, or merely suspicious minds?: harnessing the net generation's ability to scan

Huijser, Hendrik (2005) Are scanning minds dangerous minds, or merely suspicious minds?: harnessing the net generation's ability to scan. M/C Journal, 8 (4). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1441-2616

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Abstract

'Why would I go to the library if I can get all I need from the web?' This question should sound familiar to anyone teaching media studies in a tertiary institution today, and it is becoming an increasingly common question. It is also a question that typifies what has been called the Net Generation, and at the same time raises important questions about the way we teach this generation, particularly when it comes to media education. No longer can we assume that students will actually take the time to read the required readings that we have so painstakingly put together, because it is simply not their way of approaching or engaging with information. The concept of scanning sums it up beautifully: they scan for information, rather than search for specific texts to be engaged with in depth... In short, they develop scanning minds.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This article was first published in M/C Journal (http://www.media-culture.org.au/).
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:26
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: scanning, scanning minds, net generation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/665

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