At Sea in a Deluge of Data
By Alison J. Head and John Wihbey Chronicle of Higher Education
People in charge of hiring at large organizations such as Microsoft, Nationwide Insurance and the FBI say that recent college graduates lack skills in research and analysis. “The new workers default to quick answers plucked from the Internet. That method might be fine for looking up a definition or updating a fact, but for many tasks, it proved superficial and incomplete…”
How unexpected opportunities can inform practice – As a part of some of my coursework I have had the opportunity to read some interesting educational research. I thought it might be helpful to share a brief overview of some of the articles that I’ve reviewed. This is the first post in a series that I was planning to share. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to discuss further.
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Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University and author of the Scholarly Communications blog, is a co-host of a 4-week MOOC – Copyright for Educators and Librarians. Also participating will be Lisa Macklin, Director of the Scholarly Communications Office at the library of Emory University, and Anne Gilliland, Scholarly Communications Officer at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.