Date:27.06.2017, 08:25 Only available on StudyMode Open Document Text Preview. American Literacy in the 21st Century. Paula Hernandez ENG 122 English Composition II February 18, 2013. American Literacy in the 21st Century. Since the arrival of the internet and the rapid evolution of technology, times have changed our notion of literacy. Americans are neither more nor less literate than before, because the meaning of literacy has evolved due to advances in technology. Every American is literate to a certain degree. Being literate in this age of information, you must not only be able to read and write, but have knowledge on how to effectively and efficiently use technology as a mode. Scholars are now realizing that the meaning of the word literacy has developed into a complex definition. The National Council of Teacher of English (2008) agrees that the meaning of literacy has transformed, in the article The Definition of 21st Century Literacies, technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the twenty-first century demands that a literate person. One way to accomplish this is to pay careful attention to the embedded literacy practices in the learning environments and experiences that teachers are creating. Digital literacy focuses on the literacy practices, not the tools per se. Blendspace is a curation tool that enables people to create online lessons to sequence and share digital learning resources. We think its important for people to understand what digital literacy is and how it is closely related to, but different from other educational technology initiatives like blended learning, the flipped classroom, or connected learning.
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