Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K-12 Level, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Leo Tan Wee Hin [Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)]
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  • ISBN-10: 1591404967
  • ISBN-13: 9781591404965
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 666 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released March 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Originally published in print format in 2005.

The Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K-12 Level is the first reference work to provide comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, and theories that define the converging worlds of literacy and technology at the pre-collegiate level. Over 50 international experts have combined their research and practical experience into 35 all-inclusive chapters, redefining the way teaching and learning is dispensed. This authoritative handbook details the needs of teachers, researchers, and scholars through state-of-the-art perspectives, exposing them to new ideas and interesting developments.

The Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K-12 Level is instrumental in providing access to the latest knowledge in the field. Key features include:

  • Authoritative contributions by the world's leading experts
  • A single source for comprehensive information on an expansive field
  • In-depth description of key issues, terms, and concepts
  • Comprehensive references on existing literature and research on literacy and technology
  • Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals
  • Cross-referencing of subjects and information pertinent to research on literacy and technology



  • Leo Tan Wee Hin [Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)]

Table of Contents

Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
1: Perspectives on Technological Literacy.
2: New Paradigm of Learning and Teaching in a Networked Environment: Implications for ICT Literacy.
3: Technologies Challenging Literacy: Hypertext, Community Building, Reflection, and Critical Literacy.
4: Technological Literacy, Perspectives, Standards, and Skills in the USA.
5: Globalization, At-Risk Students, and the Reconceptualization of Technological Literacy.
6: ICT in Schools: What Is of Educational Value?.
7: Web-Based Technologies, Technology Literacy, and Learning.
8: New Media Pathways: Navigating the Links Between Home, School, and the Workplace.
9: Responsible Technologies and Literacy: Ethical and Legal Issues.
10: Internet Chatrooms: E-Space for Youth of the Risk Society.
11: Re-Schooling and Information Communication Technology: A Case Study of Ireland.
12: Transforming the K-12 Classroom with ICT: Recognizing and Engaging New Configurations of Student Learning.
13: The Complexities of Measuring Technological Literacy.
14: Systemic Innovations and the Role of Change-Technology: Issues of Sustainability and Generalizability.
15: Teaching and Learning with Technology.
16: Digital Video in the K-12 Classroom: A New Tool for Learning.
17: Technology as a Classroom Tool: Learning with Laptop Computers.
18: Tapping into Digital Literacy: Handheld Computers in the K-12 Classroom.
19: Digital Literacy and the Use of Wireless Portable Computers, Planners, and Cell Phones for K-12 Education.
20: Using Webquests to Support the Development of Digital Literacy and Other Essential Skills at the K-12 Level.
21: Let Them Blog: Using Weblogs to Advance Literacy in the K-12 Classroom.
22: Information Problem-Solving Using the Internet.
23: How to Teach Using Today's Technology: Matching the Teaching Strategy to the E-Learning Approach.
24: Integrating Computer Literacy into Mathematics Instruction.
25: Teaching and Learning with Tablet PCs.
26: Using Technology to Create Children's Books for Students by Students.
27: Electronic Portfolios and Education: A Different Way to Assess Academic Success.
28: Issues Related to Teacher Education and School-Based Matters.
29: Teachers and Technology: Engaging Pedagogy and Practice.
30: Literacy in K-12 Teacher Education: The Case Study of a Multimedia Resource.
31: Demystifying Constructivism: The Role for the Teacher in New Technology Exploiting Learning Situations.
32: K-12 Educators as Instructional Designers.
33: Creating a Virtual Literacy Community Between High School and University Students.
34: Online Learning Communities: Enhancing Learning in the K-12 Setting.
35: Knowledge Management, Communities of Practice, and the Role of Technology: Lessons Learned from the Past and Implications for the Future.
36: The Emerging Use of E-Learning Environments in K-12 Education: Implications for School Decision Makers.
37: A Socio-Technical Analysis of Factors Affecting the Integration of ICT in Primary and Secondary Education.
38: Teaching English as a Second Language with Technology: Making Appropriate Pedagogical Choices.
About the Authors.