Digital Literacy in a Global Context

Sarah C.M. Arthur

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    This paper begins by presenting an overview of research relating to literacy, and then focuses on attempts to connect digital and new literacies to more traditional notions of literacy. Next it investigates the tensions and complexities underlying the concept of digital literacy through a summary overview of a range of definitions and applications of the term, as well as related terms such as Internet literacies, new media literacies, multi-literacies, information literacy, ICT literacies, and computer literacy. This includes tracing the evolution of such terminology over time.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorldwide Commonalities and Challenges in Information Literacy Research and Practice - European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2013, Revised Selected Papers
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9783319039183
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event1st European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 22 Oct 201325 Oct 2013

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    Volume397 CCIS
    ISSN (Print)1865-0929


    Conference1st European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2013


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