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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433101694
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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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