DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.10512

Published:

2006-01-01

Issue:

No 8 (2006)

Section:

Theme Review

The electronic text and a new nature of literacy

Authors

  • Nelly Garzón Barreto Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas

Keywords:

Lectoescritura, Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TICs), Texto Electrónico, Hipertexto, Lectoescritura Digital (es).

Keywords:

Literacy, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Electronic text, Hypertext, Digital Literacy (en).

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Abstract (en)

The electronic text has provoked a new evolution on the concept of literacy. The new features of digital text have opened new dimensions to the way literacy should be understood. The electronic text has acquired new attributes that have dramatically influenced literacy practices. Printed and digital texts share some basic features, however the digital hypertext is indeed more complex than the printed one due to that the former is usually enriched with multimedia resources. Additionally, the quality and quantity of information found in the digital text have added new reading requirements to electronic text users. Readers might need to make a more efficient use of the competencies they already manage with printed text in order to face the digital one. This paper is an attempt to understand this new literacy scenario. The discussion is devoted to exposing some features of the electronic text in order to support the idea that the concept of literacy should be as broad as to cope with the competencies and skills the features of the digital text demand. The pedagogical implications emphasize on the challenges the electronic text takes to school.

Abstract (es)

El texto electrónico ha provocado una nueva evolución en el concepto de lectoescritura. Las nuevas características del texto digital han abierto dimensiones nuevas a la manera como el concepto de lectoescritura se debe entender. El texto electrónico ha adquirido nuevos atributos que han influido dramáticamente en las prácticas de lectura. Los textos impresos y digitales comparten algunas características básicas, sin embargo el hipertexto digital es en sí más complejo que el impreso debido a que el primero esta usualmente enriquecido con recursos multimediales. Además, la calidad y la cantidad de la información encontrada en el texto digital ha traído consigo nuevos requerimiento a los usuarios de textos electrónicos. Los lectores necesitan usar las competencias que ya manejan de una manera más eficiente para enfrentar el texto digital. Este documento es un esfuerzo por entender este nuevo escenario de la lectoescritura. La discusión se centra en exponer algunos de los rasgos del texto electrónico con el fin de apoyar la idea de que se debe adoptar un concepto de lectoescritura tan amplio que incluya las competencias y habilidades que el texto electrónico exige. Las implicaciones pedagógicas hacen énfasis en los retos que el texto electrónico lleva a la escuela.

Author Biography

Nelly Garzón Barreto, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas

Bogotá

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Garzón Barreto, N. (2006). The electronic text and a new nature of literacy. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, (8), 203–215. https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.10512

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