Abstract

Since the development of computer technology and its astonishingly rapid improvements, infobesity tends to become a challenge to cognitive management. Are “Cognitive overstimulation” and “information overload”, consequences of ICTs, causing the commencement of “a new dark age [instead of] a world of perpetual light” [1]? In addition, because of the emergence of social media, we can be concerned by the “disintermediation” phenomena [2], which is the ability to bypass intermediaries and access information directly [3]: will it result to redesign teacher and librarian roles as transmitters? Considering this disintermediated but networked new context, the objective of our research is to push forward the contribution of knowledge building within modern literacies, including Transliteracy [4] or Metaliteracy [5].

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0144
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada