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ERIC Number: ED416437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1096-1232
Electronic Literacy in School and Home: A Look into the Future.
Topping, Keith
Reading Online, 1998
This hypertext paper provides teachers and parents with a broad overview of electronic literacy (literacy activities which are delivered, supported, accessed, or assessed through computers or other electronic means) in school and home, and includes links and references which can be pursued for specific practical detail. Definitions of tests, hypertexts, and hypermedia lead to a discussion of changes in the definitions of reading and literacy. The paper reviews current developments in electronic literacy in five main categories. It then considers linking electronic literacy activities between home and school. In this context, access and equity issues are reviewed and the practicalities of simpler alternative multimedia technologies explored, particularly with reference to international perspectives. The paper then discusses the development of global electronic literacy from the home independent of the school. Future problems, opportunities, and developments are foreshadowed; action implications for practitioners and researchers discussed; and issues of effectiveness emphasized. Contains 83 references. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.