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Fostering Digital Literacy through Web-based Collaborative Inquiry Learning – A Case Study

Jun FU, Jacky Pow

Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice | Informing Science Institute

Abstract

Digital literacy (DL), a term that emerged with the explosion of digital information and multime-dia technology, refers to basic competence in using digital technology. The present study first analyzed the evolvement from media literacy to digital literacy and developed a four-branch theo-retical framework of DL by investigating related definitions of it. For the purpose of fostering DL, a set of web-based collaborative inquiry learning (WCIL) activities was designed and were implemented on weblog to further the DL of secondary 3 students (aged 14 to 15). To provide students with the necessary support and facilitate their progress, eight fortnightly lessons of one to one and a half hours eac..

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