Teaching old dogs new tricks: The luxury of digital abundance

David Obrien, Cassandra Scharber

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Today we thrive on an abundance of relatively cheap computing power and have the luxury of wasting most of it. It is quickly becoming not only possible but also financially sound, for educators to significantly complement, supplement, or even replace traditional print curricula with digital print and media, online curricula and websites, and online communication tools. Different generations perceive this abundance in contrasting ways, and these perceptions can slow down the implementation and integration of many technologies that could enhance or revolutionize the way students and teachers engage with concepts, collaborate with one another, and use digital literacies. The authors of this Digital Literacies column offer a Top 10 list of motivational and practical ideas for "old dogs" to join in the Web 2.0, Literacy 2.0, Education 2.0 revolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-603
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010


  • Adolescence
  • Article
  • College
  • Digital
  • Profdev


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