Research Papers in the Digital Age

Remember those laborious research papers with notecards (one note per card!), source cards (make sure the codes match!), formal outlines, weeks and weeks of process to compile and create?  Are they important to the learners of today?  Do they need to do the grunt work of the pre-digital generations?  Check out these sources:

This is a well-written post (love the writing style, entertaining and easy flow) about writing research papers versus omitting research papers in favor of shorter blog-based assignments:  “All Things Education:  Research Papers vs Blogs: Defending “Antiquated” Teaching from 21st Century Education Reform

And here is today’s New York Times:  Room for Debate discussion on research papers:  “Are Research Papers a Waste of Time?”




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