Information Literacy in the Digital Age

Information Literacy in the Digital Age
Author: Teresa Welsh,Melissa Wright
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 1780630352
ISBN 13: 9781780630359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy in the Digital Age Book Review:

This book examines the various types of literacy that are important in the Digital Age of rapid technological change and proliferating information resources in a variety of formats. According to the American Library Association (www.ala.org), “information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning and is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. Information literacy is an umbrella term that includes a variety of specific competencies: cultural literacy, library literacy, computer literacy, network literacy, and media literacy. Each topic addressed in the book includes contextual background information, basic concepts, a resource list, exercises and activities to reinforce the important learning concepts addressed in each chapter. Based on content, resources, assignments, and exercises developed for an academic information literacy course In addition to scholarly content on particular topics, each chapter will include practical applications and activities related to information literacy concepts

Preparing for Life in a Digital Age

Preparing for Life in a Digital Age
Author: Julian Fraillon,John Ainley,Wolfram Schulz,Tim Friedman,Eveline Gebhardt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2014-12-13
ISBN 10: 3319142224
ISBN 13: 9783319142227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing for Life in a Digital Age Book Review:

Ability to use information and communication technologies (ICT) is an imperative for effective participation in today’s digital age. Schools worldwide are responding to the need to provide young people with that ability. But how effective are they in this regard? The IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) responded to this question by studying the extent to which young people have developed computer and information literacy (CIL), which is defined as the ability to use computers to investigate, create and communicate with others at home, school, the workplace and in society. The study was conducted under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and builds on a series of earlier IEA studies focusing on ICT in education. Data were gathered from almost 60,000 Grade 8 students in more than 3,300 schools from 21 education systems. This information was augmented by data from almost 35,000 teachers in those schools and by contextual data collected from school ICT-coordinators, school principals and the ICILS national research centers. The IEA ICILS team systematically investigated differences among the participating countries in students’ CIL outcomes, how participating countries were providing CIL-related education and how confident teachers were in using ICT in their pedagogical practice. The team also explored differences within and across countries with respect to relationships between CIL education outcomes and student characteristics and school contexts. In general, the study findings presented in this international report challenge the notion of young people as “digital natives” with a self-developed capacity to use digital technology. The large variations in CIL proficiency within and across the ICILS countries suggest it is naive to expect young people to develop CIL in the absence of coherent learning programs. Findings also indicate that system- and school-level planning needs to focus on increasing teacher expertise in using ICT for pedagogical purposes if such programs are to have the desired effect. The report furthermore presents an empirically derived scale and description of CIL learning that educational stakeholders can reference when deliberating about CIL education and use to monitor change in CIL over time.

Literacy in the Digital Age

Literacy in the Digital Age
Author: R.W. Burniske
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1412957451
ISBN 13: 9781412957458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literacy in the Digital Age Book Review:

Expand students’ digital literacy and critical thinking as they learn to evaluate the validity of written and visual content online and use language tactfully and ethically.

Handbook of Research on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Literacy in the Digital Age

Handbook of Research on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Literacy in the Digital Age
Author: Taskiran, Nurdan Oncel
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2019-11-29
ISBN 10: 1799815366
ISBN 13: 9781799815365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Literacy in the Digital Age Book Review:

The fast pace of technology in this day and age has made it difficult for individuals to stay informed without becoming lost in the folds of an information overload. Methods used to narrow down information are becoming just as important as providing the information to be discovered. The Handbook of Research on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Literacy in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the significance of being literate in the age of speed and technology. While highlighting topics such as e-advertising, mobile computing, and visual culture, this publication explores the major issues society has in the information age and the methods of innovative achievements of public or private institutions. This book is ideally designed for researchers, academicians, teachers, and business managers seeking current research on a variety of social sciences in terms of the digital age.

Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age

Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age
Author: Alice Daugherty,Michael F. Russo
Publsiher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 0838984444
ISBN 13: 9780838984444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age Book Review:

From the Introduction: This book will be useful to those just now contemplating an online program for their institution. The examples included in this book provide the practical food for thought that should precede and stoke strategic planning. For further information on a particular program, the authors have generously included their e-mail addresses with their biographical information. We hope the programs described in this book provide some modicum of inspiration and guidance as you travel into the realm of online information literacy instruction.

Digital Literacies for Learning

Digital Literacies for Learning
Author: Allan Martin,Dan Madigan
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1856045633
ISBN 13: 9781856045636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Literacies for Learning Book Review:

In the 21st century, digital tools enable information to be generated faster and in greater profusion than ever before, to the point where its extent and value are literally beyond imagining. Such quantities can only be meaningfully addressed using more digital tools, and thus our relationship to information is fundamentally changed. This situation presents a particular challenge to processes of learning and teaching, and demands a response from both information professionals and educators. Enabling education in a digital environment means not only changing the form in which learning opportunities are offered, but also enabling students to survive and prosper in digitally based learning environments. This collection brings together a global community of educators, educational researchers, librarians and IT strategists, to consider how learners need to be equipped in an educational environment that is increasingly suffused with digital technology. Traditional notions of literacy need to be challenged, and new literacies, including information literacy and IT literacy, need to be considered as foundation elements for digitally involved learners. Leading international experts from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico and throughout Europe contribute to the debate, and Hannelore Rader, Librarian and Dean of the University Libraries, University of Louisville, Kentucky, provides the foreword. The book is in two parts: In Part 1, Literacies in the Digital Age, the contributors analyse how digital technologies have enabled transformative change in the ways in which learning can be constructed, and discuss the nature of the new literacies that have emerged in this new virtual and e-learning environment. In Part 2, Enabling and Supporting Digital Literacies, the contributors go on to consider the ways in which digital literacies can be made available to learners, and how these literacies are being relocated in a more student-centred environment within the broader perspective of learning. Readership: This book takes the issues raised in the successful Information and IT Literacy, also co-edited by Allan Martin, into a broader context. It is essential reading for all information professionals and educators involved in developing strategies and practices for learning in a digital age.

Young People s Literacies in the Digital Age

Young People s Literacies in the Digital Age
Author: Luci Pangrazio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2018-11-12
ISBN 10: 1351395157
ISBN 13: 9781351395151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young People s Literacies in the Digital Age Book Review:

What do young people really do with digital media? Young People's Literacies in the Digital Age aims to debunk the common myths and assumptions that are associated with young people's relationship with digital media. In contrast to widespread notions of the empowered and enabled 'digital native', the book presents a more complex picture of young people's digital lives. Focusing on the notion of 'critical digital literacies' this book tackles a number of pressing questions that are often ignored in media hype and political panics over young people’s digital media use, including: In what ways can digital media enhance, shape or constrain identity representation and communication? How do digital experiences map onto young people’s everyday lives? What are young people’s critical understandings of digital media and how did they develop these? What are the dominant understandings young people have of digital media and in whose interests do they work? These questions are addressed through the findings of a year of fieldwork with groups of young people aged 14 to 19 years. Over the course of eight chapters, the experiences and views of these young people are explored with reference to various academic literatures, such as digital literacies, media and communication studies, critical theory and youth studies. Starting with their early socialisation into the digital context, the book traces the continuities, contradictions and conflicts they encounter as part of their practices. Written in a detailed but accessible manner, this book develops a unique perspective on young people’s digital lives.

Information Literacy in the Digital Age

Information Literacy in the Digital Age
Author: Laura Perdew
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN 10: 1680774743
ISBN 13: 9781680774740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy in the Digital Age Book Review:

The flow of information through our modern digital world has led to many new issues and controversies. Information Literacy in the Digital Ageexamines the challenges involved in seeking and evaluating information from the vast array of sources available through digital technology. Compelling text, well-chosen photographs, and extensive back matter give readers a clear look at these complex issues. Features include essential facts, a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Trusting the News in a Digital Age

Trusting the News in a Digital Age
Author: Jeffrey Dvorkin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 111971429X
ISBN 13: 9781119714293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trusting the News in a Digital Age Book Review:

How to use critical thinking to discern real news from fake news Trusting the News in a Digital Age provides an ethical framework and the much-need tools for assessing information produced in our digital age. With the tsunami of information on social media and other venues, many have come to distrust all forms of communication including the news. This practical text offers guidance on how to use critical thinking, appropriate skepticism, and journalistic curiosity to handle this flow of undifferentiated information. Designed to encourage critical thinking, each chapter introduces specific content, followed at the end of each section with an ethical dilemma. The ideas presented are based on the author’s experiences as a teacher and public editor/ombudsman at NPR News. Trusting the News in a Digital Age prepares readers to deal with changes to news and information in the digital environment. It brings to light the fact that journalism is about treating the public as citizens first, and consumers of information second. This important text: Reveals how to use critical thinking to handle the never-ending flow of information Contains ethical dilemmas to help sharpen critical thinking skills Explains how to verify sources and spot frauds Looks at the economic and technological conditions that facilitated changes in communication Written for students of journalism and media studies, Trusting the News in the Digital Age offers guidance on how to hone critical thinking skills needed to discern fact from fiction.

Literacy in a Digital World

Literacy in a Digital World
Author: Kathleen Tyner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1135690855
ISBN 13: 9781135690854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literacy in a Digital World Book Review:

Written for media education scholars and students, literacy educators, and anyone involved with integrating new technologies into the educational process, Literacy in a Digital World explores the changing relationship between literacy and schooling within the context of new communication technologies, and places literacy within the social and historical contexts that expand its potential to enrich teaching and learning in an information age.

Informed Societies

Informed Societies
Author: Stéphane Goldstein
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1783304227
ISBN 13: 9781783304226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informed Societies Book Review:

This book explains how and why information literacy can help to foster critical thinking and discerning attitudes, enabling citizens to play an informed role in society and its democratic processes. In early 21st century societies, individuals and organisations are deluged with information, particularly online information. Much of this is useful, valuable or enriching. But a lot of it is of dubious quality and provenance, if not downright dangerous. Misinformation forms part of the mix. The ability to get the most out of the information flow, finding, interpreting and using it, and particularly developing a critical mindset towards it, requires skills, know-how, judgement and confidence – such is the premise of information literacy. This is true for many aspects of human endeavour, including education, work, health and self-enrichment. It is notably true also for acquiring an understanding of the wider world, for reaching informed views, for recognising bias and misinformation, and thereby for playing a part as active citizens, in democratic life and society. This ground-breaking and uniquely multi-disciplinary book explores how information literacy can contribute to fostering attitudes, habits and practices that underpin an informed citizenry. The 13 chapters each come from a particular perspective and are authored by international experts representing a range of disciplines: information literacy itself, but also political science, pedagogy, information science, psychology. Informed Societies: Why Information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy covers: - why information literacy and informed citizens matter for healthy, democratic societies - information literacy’s relationship with political science - information literacy’s relationship with human rights - how information literacy can help foster citizenship, participation, empowerment and civic engagement in different contexts: school students, refugees, older people and in wider society - information literacy as a means to counter misinformation and fake news - the challenges of addressing information literacy as part of national public policy. The book will be essential reading for librarians and information professionals working in public libraries, schools, higher education institutions and public bodies; knowledge and information managers in all sectors and student of library and information science students, especially those at postgraduate/Masters level who are planning dissertations. Because of the topicality and political urgency of the issues covered, the book will also be of interest to students of political science, psychology, education and media studies/journalism; policy-makers in the public, commercial and not-for-profit sectors and politicians implications of information use and information/digital literacy.

Fighting Fake News Teaching Critical Thinking and Media Literacy in a Digital Age

Fighting Fake News  Teaching Critical Thinking and Media Literacy in a Digital Age
Author: Brian Housand
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2021-09-03
ISBN 10: 1000492974
ISBN 13: 9781000492972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting Fake News Teaching Critical Thinking and Media Literacy in a Digital Age Book Review:

Educators have long struggled to teach students to be critical consumers of the information that they encounter. This struggle is exacerbated by the amount of information available thanks to the Internet and mobile devices. Students must learn how to determine whether or not the information they are accessing is reputable. Fighting Fake News! focuses on applying critical thinking skills in digital environments while also helping students and teachers to avoid information overload. According to a 2017 Pew Research report, we are now living in a world where 67% of people report that they get their “news” from social media. With the lessons and activities in this book, students will be challenged to look at the media they encounter daily to learn to deepen and extend their media literacy and critical thinking skills. Now more than ever, teachers need the instruction in Fighting Fake News! to teach students how to locate, evaluate, synthesize, and communicate information. Grades 4-6

Literacy Theories for the Digital Age

Literacy Theories for the Digital Age
Author: Kathy A. Mills
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters Limited
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-12
ISBN 10: 9781783094615
ISBN 13: 1783094613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literacy Theories for the Digital Age Book Review:

This book critically reviews essential approaches to literacy research and practice in the digital age while showing the relationships between these vital paradigms. This indispensable volume also introduces sensory literacies a new approach with powerful potential for today's learning environments."

Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe

Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe
Author: Divina Frau-Meigs,Irma Velez,Julieta Flores Michel
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-04-21
ISBN 10: 1317242289
ISBN 13: 9781317242284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe Book Review:

Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe explores the current tensions in European countries as they attempt to tackle the transition to the digital age, providing a comparative and cross-cultural analysis of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) across Europe. This book takes a long-term perspective over the development of media education in Europe, and includes an appraisal of media, information, computer and digital literacies as they coalesce and diverge in the public debate over twenty-first-century skills. The contributors assess the various definitions of media and information literacy as a composite notion whose evolution as a cross-cultural phenomenon reveals various trends and influences in Europe. Throughout, this volume offers an in-depth coverage of MIL with all the different dimensions of policy-making, from legal frameworks to training, funding, evaluation and good practices. The authors propose modeling current MIL governance trends in Europe and conclude with a call for alternative and collective frames of research that they hope will influence policy-makers and other stakeholders, especially in terms of MIL governance. This collection is ideal for students and researchers of MIL, as well as policy makers, educators and associations interested in MIL in the digital age.

Working with Multimodality

Working with Multimodality
Author: Jennifer Rowsell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 0415676231
ISBN 13: 9780415676236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working with Multimodality Book Review:

In today’s digital world, we have multiple modes of meaning-making: sounds, images, hypertexts. Yet, within literacy education, even ‘new’ literacies, we know relatively little about how to work with and produce modally complex texts. In Working with Multimodality, Jennifer Rowsell focuses on eight modes: words, images, sounds, movement, animation, hypertext, design and modal learning. Throughout the book each mode is illustrated by cases studies based on the author’s interviews with thirty people, who have extensive experience working with a mode in their field. From a song writer to a well known ballet dancer, these people all discuss what it means to do multimodality well. This accessible textbook brings the multiple modes together into an integrated theory of multimodality. Step-by-step, beginning with theory then exploring modes and how to work with them, before concluding with how to apply this in an investigation, each stage of working with multimodality is covered. Working with Multimodality will help students and scholars to: • Think about specific modes and how they function • Consider the implications for multimodal meaning-making • Become familiar with conventions and folk knowledge about given modes • Apply this same knowledge to their own production of media texts in classrooms Assuming no prior knowledge about multimodality and its properties, Working with Multimodality is designed to appeal to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in how learning and innovation is different in a digital and media age and is an essential textbook for courses in literacy, new media and multimodality within applied linguistics , education and communication studies.

Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas

Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas
Author: Passarelli, Brasilina
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2015-09-21
ISBN 10: 146668741X
ISBN 13: 9781466687417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas Book Review:

The way we talk, work, learn, and think has been greatly shaped by modern technology. These lifestyle changes have made digital literacy the new written literacy, where those who are not able to use computers are unable to function and perform everyday tasks. The Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas explores the new ways that technology is shaping our society and the advances it is bringing, along with potential drawbacks, such as human jobs being replaced by computers. This expansive handbook is an essential reference source for students, academics, and professionals in the fields of communication, information technology, sociology, social policy, and education; it will also prove of interest to policymakers, funding-agencies, and digital inclusion program developers. This handbook features a broad scope of research-based articles on topics including, but not limited to, computational thinking, e-portfolios, e-citizenship, digital inclusion policies, and information literacy as a form of community empowerment.

Media and Education in the Digital Age

Media and Education in the Digital Age
Author: Matteo Stocchetti
Publsiher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2014-07-07
ISBN 10: 9783631651544
ISBN 13: 3631651546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media and Education in the Digital Age Book Review:

Presents an invitation to informed and critical participation in the current debate on the role of digital technology in education and a comprehensive introduction to the most relevant issues in this debate. This book offers conceptual tools, ideas and insights for further research.

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age
Author: Yildiz, Melda N.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2015-12-02
ISBN 10: 1466696680
ISBN 13: 9781466696686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age Book Review:

With the current ubiquity of technological tools and digital media, having the skillset necessary to use and understand digital media is essential. Integrating media literacy into modern day education can cultivate a stronger relationship between technology, educators, as well as students. The Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age presents key research in the field of digital media literacy with a specific emphasis on the need for pre-service and in-service educators to become familiar and comfortable with the current digital tools and applications that are an essential part of youth culture. Presenting pedagogical strategies as well as practical research and applications of digital media in various aspects of culture, society, and education, this publication is an ideal reference source for researchers, educators, graduate-level students, and media specialists.

Preparing for Life in a Digital World

Preparing for Life in a Digital World
Author: Julian Fraillon,John Ainley,Wolfram Schulz,Tim Friedman,Daniel Duckworth
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN 10: 9783030387808
ISBN 13: 3030387801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing for Life in a Digital World Book Review:

This Open Access book summarizes the key findings from the second cycle of IEA’s International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS), conducted in 2018. ICILS seeks to establish how well schools around the globe are responding to the need to provide young people with the necessary digital participatory competencies. Effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT) is an imperative for successful participation in an increasingly digital world. ICILS 2018 explores international differences in students’ computer and information literacy (CIL), namely their ability to use computers to investigate, create, and communicate at home, at school, in the workplace, and in the community. Participating countries also had an option to administer an assessment of students’ computational thinking (CT), focused on their ability to recognize aspects of real-world problems appropriate for computational formulation, and to evaluate and develop algorithmic solutions to those problems, so that the solutions could be operationalized with a computer. The data collected by ICILS 2018 show how digital competencies can be assessed using instruments representing authentic contexts for ICT use, and how students’ CIL and CT skills relate to school learning experiences, out-of-school contexts, and student characteristics. Those data also show how learning technologies are used in classrooms around the world. Background questionnaires asked students about their use of ICT, and collected information from teachers, schools, and national education systems about the resourcing and teaching of CIL (and CT) within their countries. The results of ICILS 2018 will enable policymakers and education systems to develop a better understanding of the contexts and outcomes of CIL (and CT) education programs.

Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Media Literacy in the Digital Age
Author: Justin Healey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-07
ISBN 10: 9781925339963
ISBN 13: 1925339963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media Literacy in the Digital Age Book Review:

Many of us, particularly young consumers, are constantly connected online and increasingly informed by digital media. For the first time, Australians¿ use of online news has surpassed traditional offline news sources. In this confusing age of misinformation, how do we make sense of media messages? Media literacy and education are essential tools; we need to be able to tell fact from fiction in news that is rapidly and pervasively generated by multiple sources via websites and digital platforms, including social media. This book is a timely guide aimed at teachers and students, featuring expert advice on how to promote the necessary skills to access, understand, question, critically analyse and evaluate digital media. If we are to bewell-informed and entertained by online content, it is important that we understand the news media environment and our engagement with it, in all of its factual, social and ethical dimensions. How is `fake news¿ spread, and how can you detect it? What sources should you trust, and why?