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ERIC Number: EJ1040653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 3
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ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Empowering Learners in the Reader/Writer Nature of the Digital Informational Space
O'Byrne, W. Ian
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v58 n2 p102-104 Oct 2014
The Internet is the dominant text of this generation, and through intentional use it may provide opportunities for the critical literacy infused pedagogy. As we consider the online and offline literacy practices that our students will need as future events warrant, the one constant is change. This requires a continual re-defining, and re-examination of our notions of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions utilized as we read and write online. To empower students using the Internet we need to consider opportunities to move learners from consumers to producers of digital content. More to the point, we need to move learners from content consumers to content curators to content constructors. The next three columns will focus on informing those aspects as they relate to the challenge of moving learners from readers, or consumers to writers, or producers in the digital informational space.
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Language: English
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