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Students’ understanding and searching of the Internet

Craig Paterson, Ruth Williams and Tony Hunt

It is estimated that the World Wide Web contains more than 7.8 billion pages. As a consequence, how children understand how to find and use information on the Web is becoming increasingly important. This article details a study that investigated the strategies that a small group of Year 6 children used in accessing information from the Web. The authors consider the implications of these findings for the ways in which teachers approach information literacy and the changing role of the Internet in schools.

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