The Berkman Center for Internet & Society recently released a report – Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality – which included this week’s infographic.
The report is well worth reading. Among key findings were:
- Search shapes the quality of information that youth experience online.
- Youth use cues and heuristics to evaluate quality, especially visual and interactive elements.
- Content creation and dissemination foster digital fluencies that can feed back into search and evaluation behaviors.
- Information skills acquired through personal and social activities can benefit learning in the academic context.