Monday, 10 December 2007

Convergence of literacies

There is an excellent article called "Student-content creation : convergence of literacies" by Joan Lippincott in the latest EDUCAUSE Review. In it she admits that despite years of advocacy few Universities have implemented ICT or Information Skills components throughout the curriculum. She suggests that the time is right for proposing a frameworkj which on Higher Education's need to focus on " the need to prepare students to be content creators within their disciplinary or professional specialities." She concludes
"In the way that we produce content today, it is difficult to separate out where media literacy ends and where technology literacy begins—or where information literacy begins and where technology literacy ends. There is a convergence of literacies, and they can all inform academic work in separate but integrated ways". Really interesting article and well worth checking out.

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