ERIC Number: ED477005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Digital Literacy: A New Terminology Framework and Its Application to the Design of Meaningful Technology-Based Learning Environments.
Digital literacy involves more then just using software. It includes reading instructions from graphical interfaces (photo-visual literacy), utilizing digital reproduction in learning (reproduction literacy), constructing knowledge from non-linear navigation (lateral literacy), and evaluating information (information literacy). These literacies serve as a measure of learners' work quality in digital environments. This paper proposes a terminology framework for digital literacy. Discussion of every literacy type is accompanied by results from a study that examined the ability of learners to effectively utilize digital literacy in educational contexts. (Contains 16 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Technological Advancement, Vocabulary
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514. Tel: 757-623-7588; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aace.org/DL/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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