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dc.contributor.authorSingh, Parloen_US
dc.contributor.authorMallan, Kerryen_US
dc.contributor.authorGiardina, Natashaen_US
dc.contributor.editorPeter J. Jefferyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:12:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:12:24Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-10-06T06:54:58Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.aare.edu.au/08pap/sin08263.pdfen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30764
dc.description.abstractAs knowledge is the new economy, young people increasingly navigate information flows across multiple modalities to access, acquire, and construct knowledge. With the advent of Web2.0 or the 'read/write web' (Achterman, 2006, p.19), applications such as the Google suite and Wikipedia have become the standard service for information seekers and creators. Hailed as inherently participative, democratising and liberating, Web 2.0 enables travel along vast information scapes (Appadurai, 1996), and provides a platform for engagement and participation in national and international conversations. This paper arises from an ARC Discovery grant. We analyse data from focus group discussions with students aged between 12 and 17 years from two regional and two urban independent secondary schools in Queensland. We examine what students have to say about their engagement w with Wikipedia and Google in relation to completing their school assignments. Specifically we focus on how students talk about collaborative knowledge sources, how they value knowledge from these sources, and how they perceive and mitigate the potential problems and risks of such knowledge. We begin the paper by providing a description of conflicting viewpoints about the information potential and capabilities of Web 2.0 and the skills and knowledge that may be needed by young people traversing multiple information scapes. Our discussion highlights the ways that students encounter a variety of epistemic forms, and their attitudes to and engagement with the information sources they use. We conclude by raising several pedagogical considerations, namely, (i) the significance for teachers and students to understand the different forms of information sources/tools that are increasingly available through web 2.0 platform, and the varying potential or value of these tools for information access and knowledge co-construction; (ii) the ways in which students traverse information scapes across both online and off-line networks to access, acquire and share new knowledge; and (iii) the investments (personal, social, technological) required to access the vast knowledge networks available to students.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Association for Research in Educationen_US
dc.publisher.placeDeakin, ACTen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.aare.edu.auen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAARE 2008: Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futuresen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleAARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection Proceedingsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2008-11-30en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2008-12-04en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130299en_US
dc.titleJust Google It! Students constructing knowledge through internet travelen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2009. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.en_AU
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