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ERIC Number: EJ824777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0148-1061
Digital Literacy Practices among Youth Populations: A Review of the Literature
Blummer, Barbara
Education Libraries, v31 n1 p38-45 Spr 2008
Digital literacy includes a range of abilities from basic computing skills to the creation of multimodal texts. This literature review examines eleven articles that track the digital literacy practices of youth populations or individuals between the ages of 12 and 17. It describes the practices of these individuals through three perspectives, including: studies centered on general youth populations, research discussing innovative programs targeting students from low income families, and articles tracking digital literacy competencies among young immigrant learners. Foremost, the articles highlight young people's efforts to express themselves through their own online literacy. To this end it remains essential that educators correlate students' digital literacy habits in their personal lives to instructional practices in school.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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