Web 2.0 Literacy and Secondary Teacher Education
Australian Educational Computing Volume 27, Number 1, ISSN 1443-833X e-ISSN 1443-833X
Literacy skills honed from reading books and writing papers has long been recognized as invaluable to building and sustaining intellect. Educators are charged with strengthening literacy programs, and they typically rely on conventional practices and increased time focusing on text-based media to do so, yet their efforts have not significantly increased test scores (Baer, Baldi, Ayotte, & Green, 2007; U.S. Department of Education, 2005). At the same time, these traditional classrooms neglect the rich digital literacy opportunities Web 2.0 tools offer to improve literacy programs and meet individual needs. This paper explores issues surrounding definitions of "new literacy" practices as they relate to Web 2.0 tools while drawing on pertinent, emerging research to discuss the value of integrating digital literacy applications in K-12 and higher education classrooms. (Contains 1 table.)
Fahser-Herro, D. & Steinkuehler, C. (2012). Web 2.0 Literacy and Secondary Teacher Education. Australian Educational Computing, 27(1), 15-22.