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Technology in the classroom, Teaching English as Foreign Language. The new ERA: Digital Literacy

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  • 1. Daniela Nunes / MILEs student UCV/ Caracas, 14/06/2014

2. DEFINITIONS The practices involved in reading, writing, and exchanging information in online environment as well as the values associated with such practices social, culttural, political, educational defined by Selfe and Hawisher in 2002 (Spilka, R., p 7-8, 2010) 3. DEFINITIONS Digital literacy is the ability to succeed in encounters with the electronic infrastructures and tools that make possible the world of the twenty-first century. Digital literacy has become a central enabling agent in the educational enterprise, as a result of a number of trends. (Martin, p. 131, 2005) 4. DEFINITIONS Digital literacy is the ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate and create information using a range of digital technologies. It requires one "to recognize and use that power, to manipulate and transform digital media, to distribute pervasively, and to easily adapt them to new forms". Digital literacy does not replace traditional forms of literacy. It builds upon the foundation of traditional forms of literacy. Digital literacy is the marrying of the two terms digital and literacy; however, it is much more than a combination of the two terms. Digital information is a symbolic representation of data, and literacy refers to the ability to read for knowledge, write coherently, and think critically about the written word. (Wikipedia, 2014) 5. To read more about it, go to Click here 6. To read more about it, go to Click here 7. To read more about it, go to Click here 8. Digital Literacy My own concept: Learning. It takes into account the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Investigation. It also makes researching faster and easier than before this digital era. Intellectuality. There is more critical thinking and intellectual sharing with people around the world.Image taking from HERE 9. Digital Literacy Limitation. People who do not have internet and a digital devices cannot be a part of this digital world. What do you think? Misunderstandings. Some new and also old users of the system do not research properly before publishing; leading to false premises. Ecology. Less use of paper helps the environment. Digital Literacy is a great deal for humanity, nonetheless if it is badly used, it could be fatal. 10. references Spilka, R. (2010). Digital Literacy for Technical Communication: 21st Century Theory and Practice. ( P. 7- 8). New York: Routledge. Consulted 12 June 2014 at =PA7&dq=Definition+of+Digital+Literacy&hl=en&sa=X&ei =1xCaU5Zcy96wBI22gpAJ&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAg#v=one page&q=Definition%20of%20Digital%20Literacy&f=false Martin, A. (2005) DigEuLit a European Framework for Digital Literacy: a Progress Report. Journal of eLiteracy, Vol 2, p. 131. Scotland: Allan University of Glasgow. Consulted 12 June 2014 at Digital Literacy Consulted 12 June 2014 at