Introduction: digital literacies: concepts, policies and practices
Lankshear, Colin J., and Knobel, Michele (2008) Introduction: digital literacies: concepts, policies and practices. In: Digital literacies: concepts, policies and practices. Peter Lang Publishing, New York, USA, pp. 1-16.
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This book supports an emerging trend toward emphasizing the plurality of digital literacy; recognizing the advantages of understanding digital literacy as digital literacies. In the book world this trend is still marginal. In December 2007, Allan Martin and Dan Madigan's collection Digital Literacies for Learning (2006) was the only English-language book with "digital literacies" in the title to show up in a search on Amazon.com.
The plural form fares better among English-language journal articles (e.g., Anderson &Henderson, 2004; Ba, Tally, & Tsikalas, 2002; Bawden, 2001; Doering et al., 2007; Myers, 2006; Snyder, 1999; Thomas, 2004) and conference presentations (e.g., Erstad, 2007; Lin & La, 2004; Steinkeuhler, 2005), however, and is now reasonably common in talk on bIogs and wikis (e.g., Couros, 2007; Davies, 2007). Nonetheless, talk of digital literacy, in the singular, remains the default mode.
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