13 January 2006


If you ever teach information literacy (i.e., what the Web is and isn’t), you should read Marylaine Block’s article in ExLibris #271 on the subject (http://marylaine.com/exlibris/xlib271.html).

She lists questions you can ask your students, including:
Why are they giving it away for free? (with examples)
Which of these pieces of information would you expect to find for free on the net?
Which wouldn’t you? Why or Why not?
  • The complete contents of the current issue of Consumer Reports
  • The complete US Code
  • and many others

It’s a great article!

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