Development Of Knowledge, Literacy, And Literacy

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Digitization and literacy Most simply stated literacy is considered as the ability to read and write. However, with the development of knowledge, literacy became more complex, it evolved into a cognitive process which involves critical interpretation of information that are represented through spoken and written words. According to dr. Kirk Panneton, it is an important "intellectual, cultural and electronic capability” (1). As the dr. Pannton’s view of literacy involves digital capabilities of decoding information and understanding them, it is important to evaluate the main source of development of the literacy in general, and more specifically electronic literacy, nowadays, the digitization. That is a process of converting information into a digital format, which appeared with the evolution of technology. The digitization has made it possible for the information to be preserved, easily accessed and shared. The emergence of the digital era brought many changes into everyday lives, especially significant are the ones influencing the writing process. Therefore, primarily, it is important to distinguish between the benefits and costs of the digitization process on the literacy of society in order to show that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages when it comes to the direct impacts on the writing process. The fact is that with the continuous development of the technology, simultaneously the literacy tends to evolve; the traditional concepts of literacy alter (Ferris 1).…
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