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ERIC Number: EJ920605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Embracing the Squishiness of Digital Literacy
Chase, Zac; Laufenberg, Diana
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v54 n7 p535-537 Apr 2011
The thing about digital literacy is its inherent squishiness. Educators argue whether the tool or the purpose matters most. They debate whether something being "electronic" constitutes "digital." Does it need a screen? A keyboard? More than that, teachers must decide what it means to read and write digitally and how to assess those skills. Just as teachers were working to conclusively define "literacy," "digital literacy" arrived on the scene and the discussion started again. In fact, the most solid of ground to be found in the debate surrounding digital literacy is the agreement that, whatever it is, it is important to the success of our students. Even then, not everyone is in agreement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 9; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania