New literacies in a digital world

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  • New Literacies in a Digital World La Salle University BA in Spanish, English, and French Yamith FandioBogot, Colombia, 2016*

    Bogot, Colombia, 2016

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  • Introduction Classrooms are rapidly moving beyond traditional notions of text. For years, teachers relied almost completely on books and other print textsespecially in terms of the texts that students were asked to compose. Because of the changes in technologies available to us today however, texts in the classroom frequently include a much wider range of modalitiessystems that people use to make meaning. In fact, a single text often engages more than one way of making meaning (National Council of Teachers of English, 2005).Yamith FandioBogot, Colombia, 2016*

    Bogot, Colombia, 2016

  • Literacy and new literacies(Ventimiglia & Pullman, 2016, p. 40)Yamith FandioBogot, Colombia, 2016*

    Bogot, Colombia, 2016

  • Literacy and new literacies Digital literacies are the essential skills for managing information and communication in our rapidly changing and increasingly digital world.

    They are adaptable in order to accommodate constantly changing technologies, whereas traditional technical skill sets are static and quickly become outdated.

    Yamith FandioBogot, Colombia, 2016*

    Bogot, Colombia, 2016

  • Literacy and new literacies Literacy includes not only reading and writing but truly the ability to engage in all types of communicationwhether textual, graphical, auditory, or otherwise. Furthermore, literacy involves not just communication but also managing the information that is transmitted by any communication medium (Summey, 2013, p. 3).

    Digital literacies represent in whole the essential skills for managing information and communication in the rapidly changing and increasingly digital world that is the 21st century (Summey, 2013, p. 4).

    Yamith FandioBogot, Colombia, 2016*

    Bogot, Colombia, 2016

  • New literacies and communication technologies (Summey, 2013, p. 6)Yamith FandioBogot, Colombia, 2016*

    Bogot, Colombia, 2016

  • Emergent literacies (Summey, 2013, p. 13)*

  • Digital literaciesEducators often teach with technology as they use document cameras, interactive whiteboards, and web-enhanced project-based learning to facilitate instruction. This, however, does little to equip students with the skills they need beyond the classroom (Summey, 2013, p. 21).

    Infusing digital literacies within the very fabric of content-area instruction will result in authentic learning experiences that not only teach the relevant subject-matter and incorporate 21st-century technology but also address the vital literacy skills that are emphasized in [educational technology standards] (Summey, 2013, p. 21)

    Yamith FandioBogot, Colombia, 2016*

    Bogot, Colombia, 2016

  • Digital literacies (Summey, 2013, p. 15)Yamith FandioBogot, Colombia, 2016*

    Bogot, Colombia, 2016

  • Questions Based on your comprehension, what would you say new literacies are?

    Why is learning with new literacies essential for students?

    How do the roles of EFL teachers change when they strive to incorporate new literacies into their classes?

    Yamith FandioBogot, Colombia, 2016*

    Bogot, Colombia, 2016

  • ReferencesSummey, D. (2013). Developing digital literacies. USA: Corwin. A SAGE Company.

    Ventimiglia, P., & Pullman, G. (2016). From Written to Digital: The New Literacy. EDUCAUSE Review, 51(2), pp. 36-48).

    Yamith FandioBogot, Colombia, 2016*

    Bogot, Colombia, 2016

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