Today’s Literacies Frostburg State University Ashley Schafer
8 Key Areas of Literacy • Text Literacy • Computer literacy • Distance Learning Literacy • Cyberlearning literacy • Visual Literacy • Audio Literacy • Video Literacy • Media Literacy
What is Literacy? Literacy- the ability of a student to comprehend or decode information and to use, transform and create new information.
Text Literacy- skills to use text-based resources as a means to gather, interpret and communicate information. Computer Literacy- encompasses the skills and knowledge teachers need to select and use technology to enhances learning opportunities of their students.
Distance Learning Literacy- comprises three main components: designing and facilitating learning experiences, modeling and promoting learning and responsibility, and engaging in lifelong learning. Cyberlearing Literacy- knowledge and skills to be successful in the use of technology tools Visual Literacy- learned ability to interpret and create visual messages accurately.
Audio Literacy- skills to understand the role of hearing and listening in learning. Video Literacy- skills to understand and evaluate video messages and to create video that appropriately achieves the intended outcomes. Media Literacy- knowledge and skills able to interpret and produce a wide variety of media, including text, audio, visuals, and videos.
Technology Adaptation Dabbling Doing old things old ways Doing old things new ways Doing new things in new ways
Dabbling- randomly adding technology tools to a few classrooms or library Doing old things in old ways- teachers display lecture notes in PowerPoint rather than using overhead transparences Doing old things in new ways- when a teacher uses 3D model to demonstrate the structure of a compound rather than drawling it on a chalkboard Doing new things in new ways- fully utilize the power of technology and media
References • Samaldino, S. E., Lowther, D. L.,& Russell, J.D.(2012).,Enhancing Video with Learning.In Canton, K.and, Chuck, M(Eds). Instructional Technology and Media for Learning(234-236).Location: Boston.