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IJIET 2013 Vol.3(6): 611-614 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.346

A Review on the Use of Technology to Develop Literacy

Restyandito, Alan H. S. Chan, and Fransisca E. Lestariningsih

Abstract—Literacy has been accepted by the United Nations as one of the human rights. However, millions of people around the world are still illiterate. Technology, therefore, is believed to be able to improve the process of learning. This paper aims at reviewing some literatures concerning the issue that technology is now widely used in education as an instructional tool to enhance literacy. There are six important findings presented in this paper, i.e. technology does not need to be sophisticated; by using technology, the students’ motivation in learning upwards; the materials should be locally suitable; technology should be used as a complement and not the sole mean to teach literacy; technology can facilitate active learning, but at the same time it can distract the students; and technology can create a literacy-conducive environment.

Index Terms—Instructional technology, literacy, education, computer assisted learning, e-Learning.

Restyandito and Alan Hoi-Shou Chan are with the Department of Systems Eng. And Engineering Mgt., City University of Hong Kong, HKSAR (e-mail: rrestyand2@ mslive.cityu.edu.hk, alan.chan@cityu.edu.hk).
Fransisca Endang Lestarinimgsih is with the Department of Information Technology, Duta Wacana Christian University, Indonesia (e-mail: endang@ukdw.ac.id).


Cite:Restyandito, Alan H. S. Chan, and Fransisca E. Lestariningsih, "A Review on the Use of Technology to Develop Literacy," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 611-614, 2013.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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