Sixth International School On Mind, Brain And Education

2011 August 3-7

Education in the
Digital Era

Directors: Antonio M. Battro and Kurt W. Fischer
Program officer: María Lourdes Majdalani

Abstract: Francesca Scenini
University Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Digital learning: the emerging consequences on literacy development. A case study perspective
What the impact of the introduction of the digital media is on the development of child literacy skills is a question that, today, should be a priority when pretending in change educational systems. I propose the results of a research conducted with One Laptop Per Child – Plan Ceibal (2009-2010). I established qualitative and quantitative indicators for studying children’s digital literacy needs and its development. My focus will be on defining children’s practices related to digital literacy, in comparison to analogical one, and on a better understanding of how they can change literacy habits, practices and outcomes in a digitalized PLE.