The Web as a learning environment

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The Web as a learning environment
The Web is widely used, in educational settings, typically as a repository of contents to be learned. Within this approach, the Web-searching process tends to be perceived merely as an obstacle on the way to the contents. This paper suggests instead that searching the Web requires information problem solving competences which are in themselves key requisites for literacy in a knowledge society and deserve to be fostered as explicit goals in educational settings. Given the complexity of the competences involved, it is suggested that educational intervention focus on practice with information problems which should be thin in content, but rich in opportunities for bringing to the foreground and refining some critical areas of the information problem solving process.
Francesco Caviglia, Maria Ferraris
Added 29 Oct 2010
Updated 29 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where IFIP3
Authors Francesco Caviglia, Maria Ferraris
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