Participating effectively in today’s social information environment requires abilities and dispositions that encompass and extend beyond those required to engage in academic research. The open, participatory nature of social media requires learners to take on diverse roles, from critical consumer to informed producer and responsible sharer of information in dynamic and sometimes uncertain spaces. This collaborative and connected world also provides opportunities for learners to expand their roles as communicator, researcher, and teacher. In order to connect fully and successfully in this sphere, our students must understand and accept their potential contributions and responsibilities when consuming and creating information in an environment that is similarly fractured and divisive. They need to adapt to ever-changing technologies and must be prepared to ask critical questions about the information they encounter from formal and informal sources. General Education, in particular, is key to how we prepare students for this ever-shifting and dynamic socially connected world.