Literacy, Technology and Discernment: Investigating the Role of Information Technology in Literacy Education
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Regardless of geography, segments of the population struggle to read and write. This struggle is so pronounced that literacy has become an issue for many governments, and policies have been set in place to help ensure a literate society. Educators, in their struggle to respond to the problem, have looked to a variety of methods to help children become literate. One prominent means is the use of information technology and computer-assisted instruction. Because of its significant role, it is necessary for the Christian educator to examine the impact of computer technology, to investigate the role and extent of use of information technology in the classroom, and to form guiding principles that direct the purchasing and use of such technology. When the aforementioned is carefully examined and Biblical discernment is used in making decisions, information technology and computer-assisted instruction can be effectively employed to help students become literate citizens in society.
Siebenga-Weening, Alisa, "Literacy, Technology and Discernment: Investigating the Role of Information Technology in Literacy Education" (2010). Master of Education Program Theses. 19.
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