Tag Archives: search

Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at our Fingertips

The advent of the Internet, with sophisticated algorithmic search engines, has made accessing information as easy as lifting a finger. No longer do we have to make costly efforts to find the things we want. We can “Google” the old … Continue reading

Posted in Cognition, Google, Information, Memory, Search | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at our Fingertips

Return of the Editor: Why Human Filters are the Future of the Web

Read Before news aggregators, content curators, and Google’s omnipotent algorithm, the world’s information was sorted by real human beings. In the web’s next phase, argues The IdeaLists’ Karyn Campbell, the old-fashioned editor is poised for a comeback. But while algorithms … Continue reading

Posted in ICT innovation, Internet, Tagging | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Citation by Citation, New Maps Chart Hot Research and Scholarship’s Hidden Terrain

Imagine a Google Maps of scholarship, a set of tools sophisticated enough to help researchers locate hot research, spot hidden connections to other fields, and even identify new disciplines as they emerge in the sprawling terrain of scholarly communication. Creating … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Research, Search | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

What Students Don’t Know

Read Today’s college students might have grown up with the language of the information age, but they do not necessarily know the grammar. Even when students turned to more scholarly resources, that did not necessarily solve the problem. Many seemed … Continue reading

Posted in Library, Search learning, Student, Student-centred learning | Tagged , , | Leave a comment