Friday, April 07, 2006


What a great library conference in Wichita! There were many highlights, and one for me was hearing technology educator Alan November speak. He discussed the explosion of learning opportunities now available via the internet, but the vital importance of discriminating between valid and invalid sites. His example was This site is prominently displayed when Martin Luther King is googled; however, the site is actually done by a white supremacist group! He determined this by checking the site on

What I learned was that we need to learn (and teach) the architecture of online information and how to determine the validity of online resources.

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