Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy

Thomas P. Mackey, Trudi E. Jacobson


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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