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  1. Apr 2020
    1. Almost all of the participants agreed that a primary part of their jobs required them to find, evaluate, and use information to solve problems. They said many of these problems seemed to appear randomly and quickly on their desks during the course of a workday.

      note the variety of workplaces that this applies to

    2. graduatessaid they developed adaptive strategiesfor solving information problems in the workplace, often on a trial-and-error basis.

      key point: "trial and error" They learn how to ask questions

    3. they were surprisedthat new hires rarely used any of the more traditional forms of research,such as picking up the phone orthumbing through an annual report for informational nuggets.

      Few go beyond Google

  2. Mar 2020
    1. knowledge that is part of what it means to be a free person in the present historical context of the dawn of the information age

      definition - liberal as in free, as in free from control of "clever men"

  3. Sep 2019
    1. Abstract

      Here is the Abstract for this article. What does it seem like the purpose of the abstract is?

  4. Jun 2018
  5. Feb 2018
    1. As proof of concept, both the teams manipulated broadcast video to make world leaders appear to say things they never actually said.

      This would be good to use in the 'How do we know anything is true?' lesson.

  6. May 2017
  7. Apr 2017
    1. ‘truth’ is something generally believed by people in a position to know, that are likely to tell the truth

      I need to think about how this relates to the long-running discussion of truth and the Framework

    2. The idea that you’ll get to truth by, for instance, just reading Breitbart and then Truthout, and somehow will come to truth, is kind of a bizarre idea

      The truth that one comes to through this process is not the veracity of things being discussed, but rather an understanding of how different sides discuss things, their perceptions and priorities.

    1. Participating includes: creating, using, adapting and improving open educational resources; embracing educational practices built around collaboration, discovery and the creation of knowledge; and inviting peers and colleagues to get involved

      info lit connections

  8. Mar 2017
    1. the expert isn’t always right

      There are issues of ethics that are not discussed here. Experts may have conflicts of interest. Experts may mislead or deceive, if they see a benefit to doing so. It seems to me that this behavior is becoming more acceptable, or at least that it has fewer consequences. The distrust then is less of expertise than of the expert.

  9. Feb 2017
    1. We do not speak of isolated clever tricks that help in particular situations.

      A few people have been arguing recently that information literacy is something along the lines of a "clever trick," but I think it is very much connected to the larger ideas framed out here. Information comes in many forms and flows through many channels. As we grow in our understandings of those forms and channels, we become better able to use information to deal with life's challenges. We augment our intellect.

    1. We do not speak of isolated clever tricks that help in particular situations.

      A few people have been arguing recently that information literacy is something along the lines of a "clever trick," but I think it is very much connected to the larger ideas framed out here. Information comes in many forms and flows through many channels. As we grow in our understandings of those forms and channels, we become better able to use information to deal with life's challenges. We augment our intellect.