What Is New about the New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension?
"It is clear that the Internet is this generation's defining technology for literacy and learning. It is also clear that classrooms have yet to take up Internet integration systematically, let alone instruction in the new literacies the Internet requires. In fact, those pioneering teachers who have led the way with Internet integration focus on the technology aspects of use, not seeing this as an instructional issue for literacy at all (Karchmer, 2001)."
This chapter (from NCTE's Secondary School LIteracy) prompts educators to think about the nature of "online literacy" and reflect on what we could be doing in the classroom to help students be more literate as they are reading and researching online.