Literacy in a Digital World: Teaching and Learning in the Age of Information / Edition 1

Literacy in a Digital World: Teaching and Learning in the Age of Information / Edition 1

by Kathleen Tyner, Tyner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805822267

ISBN-13: 9780805822267

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this book, Kathleen Tyner examines the tenets of literacy through a historical lens to demonstrate how new communication technologies are resisted and accepted over time. New uses of information for teaching and learning create a "disconnect" in the complex relationship between literacy and schooling, and raise questions about the purposes of literacy in a

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In this book, Kathleen Tyner examines the tenets of literacy through a historical lens to demonstrate how new communication technologies are resisted and accepted over time. New uses of information for teaching and learning create a "disconnect" in the complex relationship between literacy and schooling, and raise questions about the purposes of literacy in a global, networked, educational environment. The way that new communication technologies change the nature of literacy in contemporary society is discussed as a rationale for corresponding changes in schooling.

Digital technologies push beyond alphabetic literacy to explore the way that sound, image, and text can be incorporated into education. Attempts to redefine literacy terms—computer, information, technology, visual, and media literacies—proliferate and reflect the need to rethink entrenched assumptions about literacy. These multiple literacies are advanced to help users make sense of the information glut by fostering the ability to access, analyze, and produce communication in a variety of forms.

Tyner explores the juncture between two broad movements that hope to improve education: educational technology and media education. A comparative analysis of these two movements develops a vision of teaching and learning that is critical, hands on, inquiry-based, and suitable for life in a mobile, global, participatory democracy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805822267
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Routledge Communication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Acknowledgments. Introduction. Pause on Literacy Fast Forward. Expanding Literacy. Divergence and Convergence on the Electronic Frontier. Splintering Literacies. Beyond Access. Representing Literacy in the Age of Information. Treading Water: Media Education in the United States. Moving Toward an Acquisition Model of Media Education. Representing Diversity—Media Analysis in Practice. Toward an Interactive Education. Afterword: A Tale of Two Cities. Appendix: Global Multiliteracy Networks.

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