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

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My presentation at EMTACL10, read more here: http://emtacl.com …

My presentation at EMTACL10, read more here: http://emtacl.com
Blogpost from planning the presentation:
http://idaaalen.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/hva-forventer-en-student-av-et-universitetsbibliotek/

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

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  • 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. I’ve Got Google, Why Do I Need You? http://www.flickr.com/photos/cellphonesusie/2099769335/
  • 3. I’m not your typical student http://www.flickr.com/photos/m00by/2538932794/
  • 4. I’m a paperless student
  • 5. Studying is a whole lot more than reading http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivt-ntnu/4448745162/
  • 6. Studying is a whole lot more than reading http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivt-ntnu/4183861261/
  • 7. Studying is a whole lot more than reading http://www.flickr.com/photos/dakima-arts/3497370475/
  • 8. Why study with pen and paper instead of using a computer?
  • 9. Learnability and usability http://www.flickr.com/photos/denn/146887708/
  • 10. Flexibility and non-linearity http://www.flickr.com/photos/illustrious/49005083/
  • 11. Distraction http://www.flickr.com/photos/isla_yelo/2412920479/
  • 12. Why did I go digital?
  • 13. I can type while I read http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenchameleon/1083252106/
  • 14. The software got better http://www.evernote.com/about/learn_more/
  • 15. ..and my self-discipline got a little help http://www.rescuetime.com/tour
  • 16. But do these tools make me a better student? http://www.flickr.com/photos/vox/4398623044/
  • 17. I get searchable notes http://docs.google.com/
  • 18. ..that I can quote from http://docs.google.com
  • 19. My flashcards work. http://quizlet.com
  • 20. And we’re actually able to collaborate Text
  • 21. ..and I save money. http://www.flickr.com/photos/iboy/3611341689/
  • 22. Do Google and Wikipedia make a better student?
  • 23. I gave up this.. http://ask.bibsys.no/ask/action/stdsearch
  • 24. ..for Google. http://scholar.google.com/advanced_scholar_search?hl=en&as_sdt=2000
  • 25. This is internet, computer stone-age..
  • 26. ...are we cavemen to the digital natives? http://www.flickr.com/photos/aperturismo/4491368760/
  • 27. Screentime does not make you competent! http://www.flickr.com/photos/69805768@N00/3292899689/
  • 28. The Internet is not a place!
  • 29. Are we lazy, or maybe just stupid?
  • 30. Nobody wants to stay a beginner
  • 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. It’s easy to forget what you don’t practice
  • 33. Should librarians even teach students anything?
  • 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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sea-turtle/3228848483/
  • 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. The librarian’s logic is just as alien to me as the programmer’s logic. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pgoyette/100769956/
  • 38. So should I adapt, or should you? http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/4511652432/
  • 39. What’s the real work? http://www.flickr.com/photos/antonioviva/4277074485/
  • 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. What are the excise tasks? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dukeyearlook/3811954463/
  • 42. That’s a difficult distinction http://www.flickr.com/photos/freeparking/500901676/
  • 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. Am I losing important skills or am I just being more efficient?
  • 45. Focus on goals rather than tasks http://www.flickr.com/photos/annarbor/4349878303/
  • 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. The computer does the work and the person does the thinking http://www.flickr.com/photos/christchurchcitylibraries/4017407951/
  • 48. Why does this matter to a library? And why should the library matter to me?
  • 49. Questions? Twitter: @idaAa E-mail: aalen.ida@gmail.com
  • 50. Further reading My blog: http://idaaalen.wordpress.com The Design of Everyday Things About Face 3.0