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Critical Thinking for the Cyberage


by Julie D. Frechette — 2005

This chapter will allow us to address questions centered on the integration of new telecommunications technology in the classroom by responding to concerns over Internet access and content through media literacy initiatives. While much research about online computer technology focuses on the communication end-goal of accessing the “Information Superhighway,” we will explore the means through which technological access is deployed, essentially asking the questions: what does it means to be literate in the information age, how can information literacy be initiated, and how can the learning process be transformed? Ultimately, the main objective of this chapter is to enable educators to develop curricula that encourage students to judge the validity and worth of Internet content as they strive to become critically autonomous in a technological world.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 104. No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 13, 2005, p. 100-118
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18543, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 9:37:21 PM

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  • Julie Frechette
    Worcester State College
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    JULIE D. FRECHETTE is Associate Professor of Communications at Worcester State College in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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