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ERIC Number: EJ880109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: The Luxury of Digital Abundance
O'Brien, David; Scharber, Cassandra
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v53 n7 p600-603 Apr 2010
Today we thrive on an abundance of relatively cheap computing power and have the luxury of wasting most of it. It is quickly becoming not only possible but also financially sound, for educators to significantly complement, supplement, or even replace traditional print curricula with digital print and media, online curricula and websites, and online communication tools. Different generations perceive this abundance in contrasting ways, and these perceptions can slow down the implementation and integration of many technologies that could enhance or revolutionize the way students and teachers engage with concepts, collaborate with one another, and use digital literacies. The authors of this Digital Literacies column offer a Top 10 list of motivational and practical ideas for "old dogs" to join in the Web 2.0, Literacy 2.0, Education 2.0 revolution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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