Online Learning Update

April 30, 2011

Online Learning: Experts say digital literacy is about thinking — not gadgets

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by Andy Matareese, Medill News Service

As a digital media education researcher, Erin Reilly helps educators find ways to integrate student participation and technology — Google Maps, Wikipedia, digital photography and other programs — into a curriculum. Reilly explained, digital education and 21st century literacy aren’t solely about computer labs or smart boards. The focus should be on finding ways to let students participate in learning. Reilly said being able to sample and mix content comes naturally to students, who watch and hear examples daily.

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