Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy

Thomas P. Mackey, Trudi E. Jacobson

Abstract

Social media environments and online communities are innovative collaborative technologies that challenge traditional definitions of information literacy. Metaliteracy is an overarching and self-referential framework that integrates emerging technologies and unifies multiple literacy types. This redefinition of information literacy expands the scope of generally understood information competencies and places a particular emphasis on producing and sharing information in participatory digital environments.

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Copyright 2011© Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson


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