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ERIC Number: ED416437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Electronic Literacy in School and Home: A Look into the Future.
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)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Definitions, Distance Education, Electronic Text, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Family School Relationship, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Hypermedia, Multimedia Instruction, Reading Instruction, Technology Integration, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.