ERIC Number: EJ899889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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The End of the E*LIT Era: Exploring Its Impact. Spotlight Feature
Arnone, Marilyn P.; Sullivan, Jennifer L.
Educators' Spotlight Digest, v4 n1 Spr-Sum 2009
This article takes a retrospective look at a Center for Digital Literacy (CDL) program called E*LIT which stands for "Enriching Literacy through Information Technology." E*LIT was created by CDL director, Dr. Ruth V. Small. Every year for the past six years, the E*LIT Competition has inspired students in and around Central New York to create technology-based projects about a selected living author's life and works. After 6 years, the program comes to an end. The authors explore the impact of the project on its participants and consider how the spirit of the project, enriching literacy through technology, might be continued in different ways. They focus on the "primary" sources to discover what E*LIT has meant to those involved. The authors hope this article has triggered some ideas in readers for creative ways in which they can enrich literacy through technology in their schools and communities.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Information Technology, Literacy, Authors, Technology Uses in Education, Partnerships in Education, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Media Specialists, Information Literacy
S.O.S. for Information Literacy. Syracuse University Center for Digital Literacy, 105 Hinds Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244. Web site: http://www.sosspotlight.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: New York