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ERIC Number: EJ880037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0276-3915
Promoting Digital Literacy Skills: Examples from the Literature and Implications for Academic Librarians
Kenton, Jeffrey; Blummer, Barbara
Community & Junior College Libraries, v16 n2 p84-99 2010
This paper explores the numerous definitions of digital literacy, discusses its relationship to information literacy, and describes applications of digital literacy instruction in institutions of higher education. It also offers opportunities for academic librarians, and especially those in junior and community colleges, to enhance students' digital literacy skills through novel educational techniques. For example, librarians could develop tools to support students' interaction in course management systems and virtual worlds, assist faculty in the creation of course curriculum, as well as moderate online book discussions. Promoting the development of a variety of literacies among students enables librarians to demonstrate their flexibility as well as their role in contributing to individuals' success in academia and beyond. (Contains 3 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A