By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Data detailed on Information Technology have been presented. According to news reporting originating in Norman, Oklahoma, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "This study explores the ways adolescents create information collaboratively in the digital environment. In spite of the current widespread practice of information creation by young people, little research exists to illuminate how youth are engaged in creative information behavior or how they make participatory contributions to the changing information world."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Oklahoma, "The purposefully selected sample includes teenagers who actively produce and share information projects, such as online school magazines, an information-sharing website in Wiki, and a digital media library, using Scratch-a graphical programming language developed by MIT Media Lab. Qualitative data were collected through group and individual interviews informed by Dervin's Sense-Making Methodology. The data analysis technique included directed qualitative content analysis with Atlas.ti. Findings reveal the process of information creation, including content development, organization, and presentation of information, as well as noticeable patterns by youth such as visualizing, remixing, tinkering, and gaining a sense of empowerment."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This study extends our knowledge of the creative aspects of information behavior."
For more information on this research see: Adolescents' Information-Creating Behavior Embedded in Digital Media Practice Using Scratch. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2013;64(9):1826-1841. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1532-2890)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Koh, University of Oklahoma, Sch Lib & Informat Studies, Bizzell Mem Lib, Norman, OK 73019, United States.
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