Fish, Fire, and Fallacies: Approaches to Information Technology and Higher Education

The Scylla and Charybdis of bubbling anxiety and bombastic promise can suck in anyone trying to navigate the controversy surrounding the role of information technology in higher education. This essay will argue that rather than accept the line that institutions must be rebuilt to meet the technological expectations of intractable teenagers, libraries and higher education should work to project themselves as settings where students' technological expertise can move and move through academic circumstance.