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September 3, 2009 / ergonomic

new literacies to exploit the ICT potential

**Post Actualizado Digital literacy & Digital Agenda: Defining the damn thing (the USA and EU perspectives).

ICT Literacy

Technology transforms the forms and functions of literacy, but literacy also transforms the forms and functions of technology. Thus, the relationship between literacy and technology is transactional.”

En estos días me ha caído un texto que procura ofrecer un esbozo, bastante contundente sobre e-competencias y alfabetismos digitales (un tema aún en plena fase beta, al menos desde la perspectiva teórica). Dejo aquí unos brevísimos extractos, mis apuntes y su fuente(*).

Muy recomendable para quienes buscan sustento para diseñar el aprendizaje  digital de la década que ya comienza. Creo que lo mejor que he leído en un buen tiempo, espero sirva.

“New technologies require new literacies to effectively exploit their potentials

New skills and strategies are required in this context to successfully comprehend information such as how to search for appropriate information; how to comprehend search engine results; how to make correct inferences about information that will be found at any hyperlink; how to determine the extent to which authors “shape” information presented on a webpage; how to coordinate and synthesize vast amounts of information, presented in multiple media formats, from a nearly unlimited set of sources; and how to know which informational elements require attention and which ones may be ignored.”

“These include skill sets such as phonemic awareness, word recognition, decoding knowledge, vocabulary knowledge, comprehension, inferential reasoning, the writing process, spelling, response to literature, and others required for the literacies of the book and other printed material.”

Teachers will become orchestrators of literacy learning environments.”

ICT Literacy

“These new literacies change regularly as technology opens new possibilities for communication and information.”

What we know about new literacies from the traditional research literature must recognize that we actually know very little.”

“The continuously changing technologies of literacy mean that we must help children “learn how to learn” new technologies of literacy. ”

(*) Leu, DJ, Jr, Kinzer, CK, Coiro, J, & Cammack, D.( 2004) Toward a theory of new literacies emerging from the Internet and other information and communication technologies. Theoretical models and processes of reading, 1568–1611, International reading Association: Newark, DE.

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