Digital literacies learning in contexts of development : a critical review
This critical review of the designs, impacts and markers of quality of six literacy interventions offers insights into the strengths and weaknesses of fixed and open approaches to literacies-learning. The detailed study explores digital learning interventions funded by the IDRC (2016–2018), in particular, the digital literacies learning and practices of children and youth in contexts of development. Reading comprehension skills improved significantly relative to the control group, and all of the interventions seemed to support literacies-learning. As well, the open interventions reviewed in this analysis offer promising models in contexts of development for teens.
Journal Article (peer-reviewed)
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS, LITERACY, DIGITAL LITERACY, DIGITAL LEARNING FOR DEVELOPMENT (DL4D), YOUTH ENGAGEMENT, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, MOBILE TECHNOLOGY, CELLPHONES, EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS, INNOVATION ADOPTION, LANGUAGES, LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION, ARABIC, MIDDLE EAST, CANADA, GLOBAL