Defining Information Literacy in a Digital Age

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education


Room 212


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Presentation Description

In this presentation, I explore two trends in student research behavior in the digital age. First, I examine the changing nature of advocacy on the Web and discuss how digital advocacy is influencing students’ researching and writing practices. Second, I discuss the practice of power browsing for information on today’s Web and how this information gathering strategy limits student research and writing. I conclude by inviting discussion from attendees on ways to address these two trends in information literacy in the digital age.


Information literacy, Digital advocacy, Research skills, Writing skills, Power browsing

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)


Sep 25th, 10:00 AM Sep 25th, 11:15 AM

Defining Information Literacy in a Digital Age

Room 212

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