Digital literacy and e-citizenship skills: A case study in applying web 2.0 tools

Catherine Mcloughlin, Sultana Lubna Alam

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    Abstract

    Higher education institutions are now seeking to provide learners with a more customized, engaged, personalised learning experience. To prepare “citizen 2.0”, it is vital to use the digital communicative tools and digital media that are in use today. In this case study webs 2.0 tools and scenarios for learning are used in learning tasks to connect learners. The context for the study is “social informatics”. Social informatics explores the impact of informatics on society in areas such as e-government, e-leaning and e-law and deals with the social, cultural, philosophical, ethical, legal, public policy and economic issues relating to information technologies. The unit incorporates multiple advanced digital social tools where students can share ideas, communicate and co-create content to enable them to engage fully within a learning community and to develop digital literacy and e-citizenship skills
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunication
    EditorsT Bastiaens, M Ebner
    Place of PublicationChesapeake
    PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
    Pages3505-3510
    Number of pages6
    Volume1
    ISBN (Print)9781880094891
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventWorld Conference on Educational Media and Technology: ED-MEDIA 2011 - Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 26 Jun 20111 Jul 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceWorld Conference on Educational Media and Technology
    Abbreviated titleED-MEDIA
    CountryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period26/06/111/07/11

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    Mcloughlin, C., & Alam, S. L. (2011). Digital literacy and e-citizenship skills: A case study in applying web 2.0 tools. In T. Bastiaens, & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunication (Vol. 1, pp. 3505-3510). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.