ERIC Number: EJ1027811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
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Multi, Digital, or Technology? Seeking Clarity of Teaching through a Clarity of Terms
Jacobs, Gloria E.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v57 n2 p99-103 Oct 2013
The terms multiliteracies, multimodal literacy, digital literacies, and technology integration are often confused with one another. In this column, the author argues that understanding the differences between the concepts can help build clarity when designing instruction. Position statements by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association are examined as representative of how the four concepts are often used interchangeably. Key aspects of each concept as well as the limitations of each concept are identified. The author argues that despite its limitations, a pedagogy of multiliteracies offers a comprehensive approach to supporting literacy learning in order to address the demands of a global, diverse information and technology based society.
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Computer Literacy, Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Communication Strategies
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