Examines the transition from a book and library world and its influence upon schools to a digital world of electronic text, television, and the Internet. It redefines literacy in that new world and addresses the questions: What does a digital world mean for schools? Can we provide a model of education that allows the learner access to learning at anytime and anyplace? Includes: a glimpse of how students might learn in a digital world, a discussion of national and international digital libraries of high quality curriculum, a model federal law that could provide for the development of a digital resource for schools across the nation and eventually for the world.
Frank B. Withrow is president of ABLE Company, A Better Learning Experience Company. He has been an early childhood teacher, speech pathologist, audiologist, director of research, and a federal program officer. He was the senior learning technologist at the U. S. Department of Edcuation for 30 years.
1 How Do Infants and Children Learn 2 Signs, Codes, and Symbols 3 Multiple Literacies 4 Reading and Writing 5 Literacy and Technology 6 Literacy, Curriculum, and School Achievement 7 Learning in the Twenty-First Century 8 What We Have Learned 9 The Role of the Federal Government in Learning Technologies