The Digitally Literate research project seeks to document instructional use of digital texts & tools in global classrooms.
This study will focus on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions utilized by educators as they embed digital texts and tools in literacy instruction. We are sampling broadly to identify educators across global settings who are authentically and effectively embedding digital literacies into instruction. Our focus extends from early childhood to to higher education settings.
This research asks four questions:
- How do educators working in K-16 classrooms around the world use digital texts and tools in literacy instruction?
- What themes and patterns exist as educators embed digital texts and tools in literacy-based instruction across global classrooms?
- What professional development experiences do these educators typically receive on issues related to the instruction of digital literacies?
- In comparison, what professional development experiences do these educators express wanting or needing to receive?