For digital natives, instant gratification frequently wins out over critical evaluation of sources. #ProjectLiteracy
Students study in Starbucks. Image via Nicole Sapiens de Mitri.
It wasn’t so long ago that a student in search of information—population statistics, perhaps, or a comprehensive geographic breakdown—had no choice but to turn to a printed resource like an encyclopedia, textbook, or academic journal. Though the information was valid at the time of publication, it might’ve been a bit out of date; still, most would agree such sources were generally credible and relatively unbiased.