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Title:Igniting talk on digital literacy
Author(s):Erickson, Ingrid; Meyers, Eric M.; Small, Ruth
Subject(s):digital literacy
digital media and learning
informal learning environments
Abstract:New technologies and developments in media are transforming the way that individuals, groups and societies communicate, learn, work and govern. This new socio-technical reality requires participants to possess not only skills and abilities related to the use of technological tools, but also knowledge regarding the norms and practices of appropriate usage. To be ‘digitally literate’ in this way encompasses issues of cognitive authority, safety and privacy, creative, ethical, and responsible use and reuse of digital media, among other topics (Meyers, 2009; Arnone, et al., 2011). A lack of digital literacy increasingly implicates one’s full potential of being a competent student, an empowered employee, or an engaged citizen. Digital literacy is often considered a school-based competency, but it is introduced and developed in informal learning contexts such as libraries, museums, social groups, affinity spaces online, not to mention the home environment. This community-building event will recognize and connect the ways and places we conceptualize and realize digital literacy.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Erickson, I., Meyers, E, & Small, R. (2013). Igniting talk on digital literacy. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 1056-1057). doi:10.9776/13413
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-04

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