Redefining Literacy in a Digital Age: The Role of Instructors in Promoting Digital Literacy

Journal of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

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Title Redefining Literacy in a Digital Age: The Role of Instructors in Promoting Digital Literacy
 
Creator Anani, Gifty Edna
Lamptey, Harriet Koshie
Frempong, Clara Ofosua
 
Subject Digital age
literacy
Proficiency
teaching and learning
 
Description Global technological advancement is changing information dissemination among literates and non-literates. This new development seems to be influencing the definition of literacy. The current paper discusses the changing paradigm from the old perspective of literacy to a new literacy, which is radically affecting every sphere of life, especially education. This position paper shows how this new literacy, driven by ICT (Information and Communication Technology), is shaping the character of the human being, and determining the ways through which knowledge and skills are acquired, thus influencing new expeditions of the school curriculum. This paper attempts a deconstruction of the different arguments advanced for ICT-driven literacy and education. While agreeing that some adverse effects and constraints come along with these new technologies, I am convinced that their dominance is inevitable. As such, the earlier educational stakeholders embrace this new concept and equip the learner with modern literacy skills, the better it would be for the collective benefits of instructors and learners.
 
Publisher Al-Kindi Center for Research and Development
 
Date 2021-07-31
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://al-kindipublisher.com/index.php/jeltal/article/view/1895
10.32996/jeltal.2021.3.8.3
 
Source Journal of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics ; Vol. 3 No. 8 (2021): Journal of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics; 20-25
2707-756X
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://al-kindipublisher.com/index.php/jeltal/article/view/1895/1662
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Gifty Edna Anani, Harriet Koshie Lamptey, Clara Ofosua Frempong
 

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