"A key theme in these survey findings is that many people see acquiring information as a highly social process in which trusted helpers matter,” Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project and a main author of the report said. “One of the main resources that people tap when they have questions is the networks of expertise. Even some of the most self-sufficient information consumers in our sample find that libraries and librarians can be part of their networks when they have problems to solve or decisions to make."
— PBS Newshour: Turns out the most engaged library users also biggest tech users
"92% of AP and NWP teachers surveyed describe writing assignments as ‘essential’ to the formal learning process, and ‘writing effectively’ tops their list of skills students need to be successful in life."
— Our new study looks at teachers, writing and technology. Explore it here. (via pewresearch)
"There tends to be a perception that students willfully copy and paste intellectual property out of laziness and disregard. But teachers emphasized to us that more often than not, it’s genuine lack of understanding."
— The Washington Post on our new report on how digital tools are affecting student writing (http://pewrsr.ch/13g8t4f)