Where does one literacy end and another begin? This is quite a topic of debate in today’s schools and media centers. Today, the 21-st century learner is literate in a number of areas: Web 2.0, print resources, computers and technology. I don’t think that one literacy necessarily ends and another begins, but most literacies are now intertwined-it seems they have to be to keep students motivated and engaged in learning.
Students have cell phones, laptops, e-readers, iPods. Most students will have some kind of computer/technology item, if not multiple items. Children and young adults have made these items part of their daily routine outside of school. There has to be a way to incorporate new ways of learning with traditional methods. This hybrid would contain the best of both worlds to produce a student who is literate in multiple levels and areas.
Though students now use the Internet and computers for research and assignments, it doesn’t mean print resources are completely obsolete. Print resources still have a place in the library, but they are no longer the sole provider of information. These print resources now cohabitate with electronic and digital resources.
One article mentions that technology is rapidly incorporated into classrooms around the globe. Because of this, schools are beginning to modify curriculum to meet these changes. They are not throwing away old methods of learning, but mixing technology with the current standards.