The Educator’s Guide to the Read/Write Web
The Internet is no longer a spectator sport. Through new digital technology, anyone can publish their own writing online through blogs, contribute to and edit collaborative websites called wikis, and create podcasts, amateur radio programs which are broadcast online. Richardson relays how these and other technological advances have changed the classroom, and the role of the teacher.
In this age, the audience for student work has expanded from the teacher to the world through the Internet. Richardson claims that to be literate today, you must be able to do more than read and write. You also must be able to edit and identify an online source, as well as make a judgment on the authenticity and relevance of the information.