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ERIC Number: EJ1024778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Production and Consumption: A Closer Look at Adult Digital Literacy Acquisition
Jacobs, Gloria E.; Castek, Jill; Pizzolato, Andrew; Reder, Stephen; Pendell, Kimberly
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v57 n8 p624-627 May 2014
In this column, the authors discuss emerging research in the field of adult digital literacy acquisition. The authors argue that the field of adult digital literacy acquisition has been under-researched, especially in relation to multiliteracies and multimodal literacy practices. Data emerging from a large scale mixed methods study of adults engaged with Learner Web, a self-access online learning system, indicate that opportunities to engage in tutor-facilitated digital literacy acquisition, among populations that have been historically left out of the digital revolution, have the potential to change lives. Additionally, the research provides insights into the shifts learners undergo as they gain experience and confidence with digital tools, which can help educators develop more robust systems for supporting vulnerable learners who are outside of the traditional educational system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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