I've Got Google, Why Do I Need You?


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My presentation at EMTACL10, read more here: http://emtacl.com
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  • Thank you so much for all the feedback!

    ..only embarrasing thing is that it's so full of grammar mistakes and spelling mistakes..

    Here's a short clip from the presentation:
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  • Great presentation... interesting and new perspectives, questions..it really made me think about it more deeply
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  • Interesting -- both visually and narratively.
    Ida, Your productions just keep getting better and better.
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  • Good work Ida. Thanks for posting.
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I've Got Google, Why Do I Need You?

  1. 1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ppl_ri_images/4019951418/ Ida Aalen I’ve Got Google, Why Do I EMTACL10 Need You? A Student’s April 28th
  2. 2. I’ve Got Google, Why Do I Need You? http://www.flickr.com/photos/cellphonesusie/2099769335/
  3. 3. I’m not your typical student http://www.flickr.com/photos/m00by/2538932794/
  4. 4. I’m a paperless student
  5. 5. Studying is a whole lot more than reading http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivt-ntnu/4448745162/
  6. 6. Studying is a whole lot more than reading http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivt-ntnu/4183861261/
  7. 7. Studying is a whole lot more than reading http://www.flickr.com/photos/dakima-arts/3497370475/
  8. 8. Why study with pen and paper instead of using a computer?
  9. 9. Learnability and usability http://www.flickr.com/photos/denn/146887708/
  10. 10. Flexibility and non-linearity http://www.flickr.com/photos/illustrious/49005083/
  11. 11. Distraction http://www.flickr.com/photos/isla_yelo/2412920479/
  12. 12. Why did I go digital?
  13. 13. I can type while I read http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenchameleon/1083252106/
  14. 14. The software got better http://www.evernote.com/about/learn_more/
  15. 15. ..and my self-discipline got a little help http://www.rescuetime.com/tour
  16. 16. But do these tools make me a better student? http://www.flickr.com/photos/vox/4398623044/
  17. 17. I get searchable notes http://docs.google.com/
  18. 18. ..that I can quote from http://docs.google.com
  19. 19. My flashcards work. http://quizlet.com
  20. 20. And we’re actually able to collaborate Text
  21. 21. ..and I save money. http://www.flickr.com/photos/iboy/3611341689/
  22. 22. Do Google and Wikipedia make a better student?
  23. 23. I gave up this.. http://ask.bibsys.no/ask/action/stdsearch
  24. 24. ..for Google. http://scholar.google.com/advanced_scholar_search?hl=en&as_sdt=2000
  25. 25. This is internet, computer stone-age..
  26. 26. ...are we cavemen to the digital natives? http://www.flickr.com/photos/aperturismo/4491368760/
  27. 27. Screentime does not make you competent! http://www.flickr.com/photos/69805768@N00/3292899689/
  28. 28. The Internet is not a place!
  29. 29. Are we lazy, or maybe just stupid?
  30. 30. Nobody wants to stay a beginner
  31. 31. People don’t like to be incompetent, and beginners, by definition, are incompetent. Conversely, learning and improving is rewarding, so beginners become intermediates very quickly - or they drop out altogether. Page 42 in Cooper, Reimann and Cronins “About Face 3.0”
  32. 32. It’s easy to forget what you don’t practice
  33. 33. Should librarians even teach students anything?
  34. 34. But how can we be able to use advanced computers if we don’t take the time and energy to let someone teach it to us?
  35. 35. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sea-turtle/3228848483/
  36. 36. Computer literacy [...] is nothing more than a euphemism for forcing human beings to stretch their thinking to undertsand an alien, machine logic rather than having software-enabled products stretch to meet people’s way of thinking. Page 27 in Cooper, Reimann and Cronins “About Face 3.0” sitat
  37. 37. The librarian’s logic is just as alien to me as the programmer’s logic. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pgoyette/100769956/
  38. 38. So should I adapt, or should you? http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/4511652432/
  39. 39. What’s the real work? http://www.flickr.com/photos/antonioviva/4277074485/
  40. 40. The Real Work is not formatting the margins, installing the printer driver, uploading the document, finishing the PowerPoint slides [...]. The Real Work is teaching the child, healing the patient, selling the house, logging the road defects, fixing the car at the roadside [...]. http://speirs.org/blog/2010/1/29/future-shock.html
  41. 41. What are the excise tasks? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dukeyearlook/3811954463/
  42. 42. That’s a difficult distinction http://www.flickr.com/photos/freeparking/500901676/
  43. 43. What is the real work a student should be doing? Googling university courses? Buying or borrowing books? Taking notes? Organizing my notes? Going to a lecture? Looking through old exams? Doing tests and writing essays?
  44. 44. Am I losing important skills or am I just being more efficient?
  45. 45. Focus on goals rather than tasks http://www.flickr.com/photos/annarbor/4349878303/
  46. 46. Questions I’ve asked in my years as a student • How do I know how to quote? • I’m wondering whethere there are any good books on this subject. • I want to get an overlook over this research field. • What do I do with these journal articles and papers?
  47. 47. The computer does the work and the person does the thinking http://www.flickr.com/photos/christchurchcitylibraries/4017407951/
  48. 48. Why does this matter to a library? And why should the library matter to me?
  49. 49. Questions? Twitter: @idaAa E-mail: aalen.ida@gmail.com
  50. 50. Further reading My blog: http://idaaalen.wordpress.com The Design of Everyday Things About Face 3.0