"Youth on the Internet" Symposium
to be held at URI, March 30
KINGSTON, R.I. -- March 21, 2000 - A symposium on "Youth on
the Internet" will be held at the University of Rhode Island on Wednesday,
March 30, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public, the symposium
will take place in the Galanti Lounge on the third floor of the University
of Rhode Island Library on the Kingston Campus.
Dr. Anne Hird, of Rhode Island College, and Dr. Alison Pickard, of the
University of Northumbria, Newcastle, United Kingdom, will offer transatlantic
perspectives on what early adolescents know about the Internet, how they
know it, and how they can be supported in using it constructively. The symposium
is sponsored by the URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
and the Rhode Island Educational Media Association.
Hird, an assistant professor at Rhode Island College-Feinstein School
of Education and Human Development, designs and implements strategies to
integrate digital technology use into teacher education courses. She is
the author of Learning from Cyber-Savvy Students: How Internet Age Kids
Impact Classroom Teaching (to be published November, 2000, Sterling,
Va.; Stylus Publishing).
Pickard, of the Department of Information and Library Management, University
of Northumbria, is the author of "The Impact of Access to Electronic
Information Resources on Learning Opportunities for Young People: A Constructivist
Inquiry," a paper from "Information Seeking in Context" -
an International Conference on Information Needs, Seeking and Use in Different
Contexts. At Northumbria, she teaches courses in information and communication
management, information and library management; among others, and researches
qualitative approaches to information-seeking behavior.
For more information, contact Associate Professor Gale Eaton, URI Graduate
School of Library and Information Studies at 874-4651.
For More Information: Jhodi Redlich, 874-2116