What Does Transliteracy Mean in Web-based Media Today?

Transliteracy begins with literacy as it is the base framework to have the ability to read and write, and to move forward as a transliterate learner. So exactly what is transliteracy? In my opinion, transliteracy can best be described as any person having the breadth of knowledge to create a building block and establish connectivity through online collaboration with web applications, social media platforms, and tools within web-based media today. Connectivism provides a common goal that will nevertheless stimulate interesting conversations through various mediums.

Popular culture engages in a multitude of social media platforms for online communication and social presence. This mode of communication is trending as the internet is no longer a two-way communication process since its inception in the early 90s. The use of Web 2.0 has gone rampant within the realm of blogosphere, which plays a pivotal role that delivers real-time news from bloggers to mass media covering latest news of interest. With respect to Massive Open Online Course a/k/a MOOC, the learner reaps the benefits of a networking environment by sharing thoughts and ideas enabling the learner to connect the dots towards creativity and innovation among other personal expectations.

Hence, the pedagogy approach represents how the learner processes the information available, and interacts based on individualized learning interest whereby gaining personal growth in a guided independent study setting. As a transliterate learner, I have been exposed to a plethora of social media tools such as: Animoto, Diigo, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more. I will leave you with my first social media experience – a Miracle of Life: a mother’s perspective: http://youtu.be/9B7mBA4B5ok.


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