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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fransisca Endang Lestarinimgsih is with the Department of Information Technology, Duta Wacana Christian University, Indonesia (e-mail: email@example.com).
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.