What does it mean to be literate today? Has either the concept of literacy or the skills needed to be literate changed as a result of technology? How can we best prepare our students to be literate in our rapidly changing society?
If you'd like to learn more:
The Handbook of Research in New Literacies | Coiro, Knobel, Lankshear, and Leu
Transliteracy | Thomas et. al, First Monday
Clive Thompson on the New Literacy | Clive Thompson in Fast Company
Clive Thompson on the Future of Reading in a Digital World | Clive Thompson in Fast Company
Expanding on the Concept of Literacy | Elizabeth Daly
New Students, New Media, New Literacies | Jason Ohler
New Media Literacies | Jason Ohler
Orchestrating the Media Collage | Jason Ohler
New Literacies Research Team | University of Connecticut
Project New Media Literacies | University of Southern California Annenburg School of Communication & Journalism
Jenkins, Henry. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2009.
Lankshear, Colin, and Michele Knobel. Digital Literacies: Concepts, Policies and Practices. New York: Peter Lang, 2008.
Leu, Donald. Handbook of Research on New Literacies. New York: Routledge, 2008. (This is an amazing resource! It's 1300 pages long, though, so not for casual reading. A very condensed article by Leu which highlights some of the findings from his book can be found in the article Reading Online - New Literacies: Toward a Theory of New Literacies).