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ERIC Number: ED505463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 368
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-59904-798-0
Digital Literacy: Tools and Methodologies for Information Society
Rivoltella, Pier Cesare, Ed.
IRM Press
Currently in a state of cultural transition, global society is moving from a literary society to digital one, adopting widespread use of advanced technologies such as the Internet and mobile devices. Digital media has an extraordinary impact on society's formative processes, forcing a pragmatic shift in their management and organization. This book strives to define a conceptual framework for understanding social changes produced by digital media and creates a framework within which digital literacy acts as a tool to assist younger generations to interact critically with digital media and their culture, providing scholars, educators, researchers, and practitioners a technological and sociological approach to this cutting-edge topic from an educational perspective. Eighteen chapters comprise this volume: (1) Knowledge, Culture, and Society in the Information Age (Pier Cesare Rivoltella); (2)Communicating in the Information Society: New Tools for New Practices (Lorenzo Cantoni and Stefano Tardini); (3) Digital Media and Socialization (Mario Morcellini); (4) New Episthemologies in a Changing Media Environment (Giuseppe Ardrizzo); (5) Integrating Technology Literacy and Information Literacy (Jennifer Sharkey and D. Scott Brandt); (6)Growing Up Wireless: Being a Parent and Being a Child in the Age of Mobile Communication (Letizia Caronia); (7) Children and Computers: What They Know, What They Do (Paolo Maria Ferri and Susanna Mantovani); (8) Adolescents and the Internet: Media Appropriation and Perspectives on Education (Evelyne Bevort and Isabelle Breda); (9) Learning with New Media at the University: From Representations to Utilization (Maria Apparecida Mamede-Neves and Flavia Nizia Da Fonseca Ribeiro); (10) Rethinking Cognition, Representations, and Processes in 3D Online Social Learning Environments (James G. Jones and Stephen C. Bronack); (11) Investigating Information in the Multiscreen Society: An Ecologic Perspective (Manuel Joaquim Silva Pinto); (12) From Media Education to Digital Literacy: A Paradigm Change? (Pier Cesare Rivoltella); (13) Creative Remixing and Digital Learning: Developing an Online Media Literacy Tool for Girls (Renee Hobbs and Jonelle Rowe); (14) Educating in the Information Society (Kathleen Tyner); (15) Digital Production and Media Education: What do Teachers Need to Know? (Andrew Burn); (16) Globalisation and New Technology: The Challenge for Teachers to Become "Translators" and Children, Knowledge Seekers (Andre H. Caron); (17) Future of Digital Society and the New Values of Media (Jose Manuel Perez Tornero); and (18) Digital Literacy and Cultural Mediations to the Digital Divide (Monica Fantin and Gilka Girardello).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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