Digital Literacies: Concepts, Policies and Practices

Digital Literacies: Concepts, Policies and Practices

by Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear
     
 

This book brings together a group of internationally-reputed authors in the field of digital literacy. Their essays explore a diverse range of the concepts, policies and practices of digital literacy, and discuss how digital literacy is related to similar ideas: information literacy, computer literacy, media literacy, functional literacy and digital competence.

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Overview

This book brings together a group of internationally-reputed authors in the field of digital literacy. Their essays explore a diverse range of the concepts, policies and practices of digital literacy, and discuss how digital literacy is related to similar ideas: information literacy, computer literacy, media literacy, functional literacy and digital competence. It is argued that in light of this diversity and complexity, it is useful to think of digital literacies - the plural as well the singular. The first part of the book presents a rich mix of conceptual and policy perspectives; in the second part contributors explore social practices of digital remixing, blogging, online trading and social networking, and consider some legal issues associated with digital media.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433101694
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
321
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

The Editors: Colin Lankshear received his Ph.D. in philosophy of education at Canterbury University in New Zealand. He is currently a research leadership Professor of Literacy and New Technologies at James Cook University in Australia.
Michele Knobel completed her Ph.D. in language and literacy education at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She is currently Professor of Education at Montclair State University, where she coordinates the graduate and undergraduate literacy programs.
Lankshear and Knobel’s recent publications include A Handbook for Teacher Research (2004), New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Classroom Knowledge (2006), and A New Literacies Sampler (Peter Lang, 2007). They also edited (with Julie Coiro and Donald Leu) The Handbook of Research on New Literacies (2008).

Table of Contents

Introduction Digital Literacies - Concepts, Policies and Practices Colin Lankshear Lankshear, Colin Michele Knobel Knobel, Michele 1

1 Origins and Concepts of Digital Literacy David Bawden Bawden, David 17

2 Functional Internet Literacy: Required Cognitive Skills with Implications for Instruction Genevieve Marie Johnson Johnson, Genevieve Marie 33

3 Digital Literacy as Information Savvy: The Road to Information Literacy Maggie Fieldhouse Fieldhouse, Maggie David Nicholas Nicholas, David 47

4 Defining Digital Literacy - What Do Young People Need to Know About Digital Media? David Buckingham Buckingham, David 73

5 Digital Literacy Policies in the EU - Inclusive Partnership as the Final stage of Governmentality? Leena Rantala Rantala, Leena Juha Suoranta Suoranta, Juha 91

6 Digital Competence - From Education Policy to Pedagogy: The Norwegian Context Morten Soby Soby, Morten 119

7 Digital Literacy and the "Digital Society" Allan Martin Martin, Allan 151

8 Trajectories of Remixing: Digital Literacies, Media Production, and Schooling Ola Erstad Erstad, Ola 177

9 Crossing Boundaries: Digital Literacy in Enterprises Lilia Efimova Efimova, Lilia Jonathan Grudin Grudin, Jonathan 203

10 Pay and Display: The Digital Literacies of Online Shoppers Julia Davies Davies, Julia 227

11 Digital Literacy and Participation in Online Social Networking Spaces Michele Knobel Knobel, Michele Colin Lankshear Lankshear, Colin 249

12 Digital Literacy and the Law: Remixing Elements of Lawrence Lessig's Ideal of "Free Culture" Colin Lankshear Lankshear, Colin Michele Knobel Knobel, Michele 279

Contributors 307

Names Index 311

Subject Index 317

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