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The Internet constitutes a tremendously broad information space, where the concepts of authorship, content, accessibility are no longer the same as in traditional understanding.

Readers should be armed with new strategies for searching, evaluating, and interpreting the information accessed on the Internet.

The main areas of information literacy include:

Internet Literacy

Research by Natalya Sinitskaya

The Internet and its literacy aspects have been studied from various angles. Drawing on a number of studies, I would like to identify the realm of Internet  literacy.

The two major domains of the Internet  literacy that I will focus on are connected to structure and information.

The Internet reconceptualizes the ways the information is presented, accessed and interacted with. We no longer read texts that are organized in a linear fashion, but access a number of texts through sophisticated nodes of links. The information is not presented as a mere text, but comprises sounds and images. This presents new challenges for readers with which they have to cope.

 

Structural Literacy

Information Literacy

  Components of Internet Literacy

Although the Internet brought about a great number of changes to our understanding of literacy and to the development of literacy skills, the aspects my investigation will focus on concern the hypertextual nature of the Internet and the problem of evaluation of Internet information sources.