ePortfolios and the communicative intellect in online education

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According to Nielsen Internet ratings, YouTube totaled over 100 million unique users the month this chapter was written. What are those ratings today? Moreover, the number of times-per-day many individuals compose Facebook news feeds and profile content is equally staggering. Students inhabit these media-rich spaces, and if educators do not construct online teaching and learning environments, such as ePortfolios, in ways that effectively capitalize on students' literacies in computer-mediated communication, those educators are in danger of limiting students' communicative intellect. More to the point, educators are in danger of graduating functionally illiterate students according to what constitutes literacy in today's interactive age.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer-Mediated Communication
Subtitle of host publicationIssues and Approaches in Education
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781613500774
StatePublished - 2011


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