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A new study from the Berkman Center  for Internet & Society at Harvard University, a MacArthur grantee, examines how young people seek out and evaluate information online. Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality found that youth judge information’s value as they search, and that they use visual and interactive cues in that evaluation process.  In addition, the study determined that a young person’s interaction with digital content, while usually involving personal or social activities like social media and blogs, fosters skills that can aid academic learning.

Digital Media & Learning, Education, Technology, Youth