A Digital Education for Students: Institutionalizing the Development of Digital Literacy

Sierra Hennings

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Progress, the long-desired and slowly attained goal of a forward-moving nation, has shaped and spurred our country to be technologically innovative. As a result of this, the most recent generation has been exposed to a radically-rapid rise in digital consumerism. These digital devices have been accepted as educational aides, as they enrich the learning environment with a modern approach to collecting and producing information. However, they have also become extremely popular for their entertainment and socializing capacities, which has given rise to the concept of digital literacy. As an increasing number of students are becoming exceedingly computer literate, schools must teach proper methods of digital literacy so that they might complement, not compete against traditional academic literacy practices. ...

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