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Multiliteracy and Social Networks in Higher Education

Multialfabetizaciôn y redes sociales en la universidad


Higher education as an institution should respond to the philosophy underlying the predominance of all things digital and of the Social Web in society, both today and tomorrow. In doing so, it should take an integral approach, because every higher education unit and service has the potential to be enhanced by a well-founded application of 2.0 (and above) methodologies. In particular, the areas on which this is likely to have a greater impact are the teaching/learning process and the production, validation and dissemination of knowledge. Consequently, students, lecturers and staff included within the concept of multiliteracy (especially reading and writing literacy, ICT literacy and information literacy) will inevitably require an appropriate level of literacy and competency training and refresher training.


La universidad como institución debe responder a la filosofía que subyace al predominio de lo digital y la web social en la sociedad actual y la del futuro con planteamientos integrales, puesto que todas sus unidades y servicios son susceptibles de mejora gracias a la aplicación bien fundamentada de las metodologías 2.0 y posteriores. En concreto, las esferas donde mayor impacto se puede esperar son la del proceso de enseñanza/aprendizaje y la de la producción, validación y difusión de conocimientos, para los que una formación y actualización al nivel adecuado de las alfabetizaciones o competencias de alumnos, profesores y personal que se engloban dentro del concepto de multialfabetización (sobre todo alfabetización en lectoescritura, en TIC e informacional) resulta insoslayable.


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Pasadas Ureña, C. Multiliteracy and Social Networks in Higher Education. Int J Educ Technol High Educ 7, 16–25 (2010).

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  • Social Web
  • multiliteracy
  • reading and writing literacy
  • ICT literacy
  • information literacy
  • multimodality
  • design
  • discourses

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  • web social
  • multialfabetización
  • alfabetización en lectoescritura
  • alfabetización en TIC
  • alfabetización informacional
  • multimodalidad
  • diseño
  • discursos