What Online Teens Consider 'Research'
2013-01-24 00:44:34


From VOA Learning English, this is the Education Report in Special English.(1)
从美国之音学习英语,这是在特别英语教育报告。

Teachers say the digital age has had a good influence -- and a not-so-good influence -- on this generation of American teenagers.(2)
教师说数字时代有了一个好的影响 — — 和 — — 对这一代的美国青少年不好影响。

More than 2,000 middle and high school teachers took an online survey. Researchers also spoke with teachers in focus groups.(3)
超过 2 000 名初中和高中教师了在线调查。研究人员还与教师的焦点小组发言。

Three-quarters of the teachers said the Internet and digital search tools have had a “mostly positive” effect on their students’ research habits and skills.(4)
四分之三的教师说,互联网和数字搜索工具了其学生的研究习惯和技能"大多是正面"的效果。

But 87 percent agreed that these technologies are creating an “easily distracted generation with short attention spans.(5)
但 87%同意这些技术正在创建"与注意力容易分散注意力的代。

” And 64 percent said the technologies “do more to distract students than to help them academically.” Many students think "doing research” now means just doing a quick search on Google.(6)
"和 64%的人说技术"做更多的工作要比以帮助他们学业的学生分散的注意力。"许多学生认为做研究"现在指只做一个快速的搜索,在谷歌上。

The Pew Internet Project did the survey with the College Board and the National Writing Project.(7)
皮尤互联网项目没有与大学理事会和国家写作项目的调查。

A majority of the teachers came from Advanced Placement classes, which provide college-level work for high school students.(8)
大多数教师来自先进的安置的类,为高中学生提供大学一级的工作。

Judy Buchanan is deputy director of the National Writing Project and a co-author of the report. Ms. Buchanan says digital research tools are helping students learn more, and learn faster.(9)
茱蒂布坎南是国家书写项目副主任和报告的合著者。布坎南女士表示数字的研究工具帮助学生了解更多,并学得更快。

“Teachers really embrace these tools because they are ways to make some of learning exciting and engaging. Young people embrace these tools.(10)
"教师真正掌握这些工具因为他们是如何使一些学习令人兴奋和参与。年轻人拥抱这些工具。

And the goal is to really help them become creators of content, and meaningful content, and not just sort of consumers.”(11)
的目标是真正帮助他们成为创作者的内容,和有意义的内容,并不只是某种程度的消费者。

But one problem the survey found is that many students are lacking in digital literacy. In other words, they trust too much of the information they find on the Internet.(12)
但调查发现的一个问题是很多学生缺乏数字的识字率。换句话说,他们信任太多他们发现在因特网上的信息。

Judy Buchanan says these students have not developed the skills they need to judge the quality of online information.(13)
茱蒂布坎南说,这些学生还没有开发的技能,他们需要判断在线信息的质量。

“It’s just a lot to learn about how to discern credible sources. And it’s something that really has to be taught and paid attention to.(14)
"它是只是很多,了解如何辨别可信的来源。它是真正具有教,并注意到的东西。

It’s like everything else -- in a world in which things can happen quickly, you really do need to have a way to step back, reflect and analyze the information you have.(15)
它就像其他一切-你有在世界上的事情可以发生快,你真的需要有一套办法,退一步、 反映和分析的信息。

And teachers can do a lot to teach that.”(16)
教师可以做教导的很多。

Another problem the survey found is blamed on something that might not seem like a problem at all: being able to quickly find information online.(17)
调查发现归咎于东西看来不像一个在所有的问题的另一个问题: 能够快速找到网上的信息。

Teachers say the result is a reduction in the desire and ability of their students to work hard to find answers.(18)
教师说,结果是减少了的愿望和能力的学生们努力工作,寻找答案。

They say students are overly dependent on search engines and do not make enough use of printed books or research librarians.(19)
他们说学生是在搜索引擎上过分依赖和不足够利用印刷的书籍或研究馆员。

Many teachers are also concerned that the Internet makes it easy for students to copy work done by others instead of using their own abilities.(20)
许多教师也有关在互联网上轻松地为学生将复制而不是使用他们自己的能力做其他的工作。


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