Pew Research recently reported that recent graduates (2005-2011) are super in digital literacy but in the workplace they have difficulty solving 'informational problems,' such as researching competitors, planning a conference, or looking up tax regulations. Solving these problems - essentially synthesizing and analyzing - is becoming more and more important. New hires seem to depend on "Google-ing it." The solution to this prevailing problem seems to lie with new hires paired with veterans, a practice seen in teaching where we have mentors and coaches to help new teachers.
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Can the Digital Generation Do Anything Right? Jason Tomassini. 11.12.12. Education Week - Market Place.