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A Handy Visual Featuring 6 Essential Skills for Doing Online Research

June 26, 2016
Digital search literacy is one of the key literacies for the 21st century students. Knowing how to conduct effective online searches and being able to easily locate, assess and evaluate online information is an essential asset for today’s learners. Digital search literacy is not only about knowing how to operate a search engine but goes beyond that to include critical thinking and assessment skills. In other words, digital search literacy is not solely about finding content but, more importantly, about evaluating the validity and authenticity of content. In today’s post, we are featuring a handy infographic we have shared here a few years ago. The visual, based a blog post from Glow Scotland, features 6 skills for doing online research (and traditional research as well) students should know about. Check them out below and share with your colleagues.

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