ERIC Number: ED474205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy in the Information Age: Inquiries into Meaning Making with New Technologies.
Bruce, Bertram C., Ed.
This book provides a collection of 32 Technology Departments from the "Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy" covering the 1998 to 2002 volume years, which examines critical aspects of literacy in the new information age and the complex issues surrounding the use of new technologies. Articles in the book build on specific examples from classrooms, Web use, and other experiences with new digital information and communication environments. Following a Foreword (Allan Luke) and an Introduction, chapters are grouped into six sections. Under "Historical Perspective" are the following articles: "New Literacies"; "Constructing a Once-and-Future History of Learning Technologies"; and "A Friendly, Welcoming Attitude toward Change." Under "Evolving Media Practices" are these articles:"Mixing Old Technologies with New"; "Electronic Publication: Writing for the Screen" (Mike Sharples); "The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction"; "Information Literacy: The Changing Library" (Cushla Kapitzke); "Digital Content: The Babel of Cyberspace"; "Searching the Web: New Domains for Inquiry"; "Information Overload: Threat or Opportunity?" (Bernhard Jungwirth); "Open Source: Everyone Becomes a Printer"; and "Why Free Software Matters for Literacy Educators" (Michael D. Brunelle). Under "Personal Meanings" are these articles: "Seeing Ourselves in the Computer: How We Relate to Technologies" (Punyashloke Mishra; Michael D. Nicholson; Steven K. Wojcikiewicz); "Constructing Our Identities through Online Images" (Gail E. Hawisher); "Learning through Expression"; and"Opportunities for Teenagers to Share Their Writing Online" (Marcella J. Kehus). Under "Ethical and Policy Issues" are these articles: "Teaching and Learning: Whose Computer Is It?" (Yong Zhao; Sophia Hueyshan Tan; Punyashloke Mishra); "Access Points on the Digital River"; "Challenges for the Evaluation of New Information and Communication Technologies"; and "Educational Reform: How Does Technology Affect Educational Chang
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Discourse Communities, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Information Literacy, Information Technology, Internet, Media Literacy, Online Courses, Secondary Education, Technology Integration
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