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Higher Education and Assessment: 21st Century Skills
Project Information Literacy (PIL) is "a national and ongoing series of research studies that investigates what it is like being a college student in the digital age." They collect data about how students find and use information -- their needs, strategies, practices, and workarounds -- for course work and solving information problems that arise in their everyday lives.
Pew Research Center reports and data on the Millennial generation, those born after 1980 and the first generation to come of age in the new millennium, including information about their behavior, attitudes, and influences.
"This guide summarizes the challenges and opportunities that, if left unaddressed, will curtail our competitiveness and diminish our standing in the world. The warning signals are blinking red. We can thrive in this century only with informed leadership and concerted action that prepares Americans to compete..."
Gathers success stories that demonstrate how libraries and museums are transforming their institutions and making a difference in their communities by helping citizens build 21st century skills such as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness.
P21's mission is "to serve as a catalyst for 21st century learning to build collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders so that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops."