Monday, March 10, 2008
21st Century Literacy
If a quick definition of literacy is the capacity to both understand and create what goes on a page, then to determine current literacy needs we must be able to compare what happens on paper pages with what happens in 21st century communication on Web pages. Is the digital palette on the left a sufficient summary of the major forms of composition on the web? Of the elements on this palette, how are these Web forms being combined and integrated with the historical precedents of literacy? By what strategies will public education incorporate these forms into public school curriculum for all students?
A more in-depth treatment of digital literacy is also available online.