Information Literacy Influences Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership in Education
University of Phoenix
COM/705 Communication Strategies
Dr Katherine Downy

Information Literacy Influences Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership in Education

Today, leaders in education have unmanageable direction because of a technology overload.     This difference in perspective may arise from the distinct world view of the generations.   Teens today are raised in a world of technology, and they have experienced writing instruction that exists within the world.   Because of this view they may have a very different notion about what writing compared to adults that were trained to write without the same technological affordances (Turner & Katic, 2009).   Teachers have a hard time teaching the Net Generation students how to research properly, because the Net Gen students depend highly on the Internet and Google scholar to retrieve their information.   “Students lack an understanding of what constitutes good-quality scholarly information” (Badke, 2009).   Teachers presently let the students use any search engine for information.   The students in higher education are making libraries last on the list for resource information simply because they were not taught the old methods of researching in a brick and mortar library (Badke, 2009).  
Researchers found that current and future generations are lazy and would rather watch videos or tutorials instead of reading information found in text materials.   In the early 1990’s the World Wide Web was born and it made life and researching easier, not thinking that the information could be erroneous (Bade, 2009).   Anyone pursuing a higher education will have to incorporate scholar practices of information literacy.   A strong quote from Badke:   “The new information environment is too confusing, and too important to our lives, for us to have allowed our Net Gen students to walk through it in almost utter ignorance.   But this is what we have...