on information privilege.

The concept of information privilege situates information literacy in a sociocultural context of justice and access. Information as the media and messages that underlie individual and collective awareness and knowledge building; privilege as the advantages, opportunities, rights, and affordances granted by status and positionality via class, race, gender, culture, sexuality, occupation, institutional affiliation, and political... Continue Reading →

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ignorance is bliss.

Last week Slate and the New York Times reported on Still at Risk: What Students Don't Know, Even Now, a just-released Common Core survey that sheds dismal light on the basic factual knowledge of today's high school students in areas such as history and literature. I'm not particularly surprised by the findings - the authors... Continue Reading →

it’s all frowns for ebooks.

There has been some discussion lately about tectonic movement in the ebook world - the New York Times recently reported that Google and Amazon are getting into the act of making it easier to read and own books electronically. Easier - maybe, but less expensive? Recent reading devices range from $300-400, not including the price... Continue Reading →

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