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The new digital scholar : exploring and enriching the research and writing practices of NextGen students

Author: Randall McClure; James P Purdy
Publisher: Medford, New Jersey : American Society for Information Science and Technology by Information Today, Inc., 2013.
Series: ASIST monograph series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Opens a discussion long silent in academic circles -- that the teaching of research-writing is mired in practices poorly suited for digital natives. Reminding readers of the history of the academic research paper and the scope of the recent information explosion, this book presents innovative thinking and research on the educational challenges NextGen students face. Writing teachers, library science professionals,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall McClure; James P Purdy
ISBN: 9781573874755 1573874752
OCLC Number: 818318001
Description: xv, 400 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : understanding the NextGen researcher / Randall McClure and James P. Purdy --
Min(d)ing the gap : research on the information behaviors of NextGen students / Randall McClure --
The research paper project in the undergraduate writing course / Karen Kaiser Lee --
Professional statements and collaborations to support the new digital scholar / John Eliason and Kelly O'Brien Jenks --
Fighting for attention : making space for deep learning / Brian Ballentine --
Sentence-mining : uncovering the amount of reading and reading comprehension in college writers' researched writing / Sandra Jamieson and Rebecca Moore Howard --
Scholarliness as other : how students explain their research-writing behaviors / James P. Purdy --
Can I Google that? Research strategies of undergraduate students / Mary Lourdes Silva --
Encountering library databases : NextGen students' strategies for reconciling personal topics and academic scholarship / Ruth Mirtz --
Undergraduate research as collaborative knowledge work / Christa B. Teston and Brian J. McNely --
Re-envisioning research : alternative approaches to engaging NextGen students / Rachel A. Milloy --
Embracing a new world of research / David Bailey --
NextGen students and undergraduate ethnography : the challenges of studying communities born digital / Neil P. Baird --
Teaching researching in the digital age : an information literacy perspective on the new digital scholar / Barry M. Maid and Barbara J. D'Angelo --
Teaching and assessing research strategies in the digital age : collaboration is the key / Thomas Peele, Melissa Keith, and Sara Seely --
Understanding NextGen student's information search habits : a usability perspective / Patrick Corbett [and others] --
Remixing instruction in information literacy / Janice R. Walker and Kami Cox --
Conclusion: The new digital scholar and the production of new knowledge / James P. Purdy and Randall McClure.
Series Title: ASIST monograph series.
Responsibility: edited by Randall McClure and James P. Purdy.

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Opens a discussion long silent in academic circles -- that the teaching of research-writing is mired in practices poorly suited for digital natives. Reminding readers of the history of the academic research paper and the scope of the recent information explosion, this book presents innovative thinking and research on the educational challenges NextGen students face. Writing teachers, library science professionals, and higher education administrators describe teaching methods and research projects suited for the new digital scholar and designed for the information universe NextGen students inhabit.

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