The New Digital Divide: Media Literacy
April 27, 2006 | From the field | Digital Media & Learning

The new digital divide is not about access to technology, but rather “a lag in competence and confidence in the fast-paced variegated digital universe…” says Jonathan Fanton in a recent op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He says new research is revealing that young people today are developing a new kind of literacy that extends beyond reading and writing, and he argues we must find ways to help our education institutions meet this new challenge.