This calls for an extension of literacy pedagogy up to a certain range so as to prevent undue privilege of alphabetical representations instead multimodal representations are used for teaching and learning in the classrooms mainly of advanced digital media. With the use of advanced modes for communication and representation the new literacy pedagogy is more connected communication environment. It even helps in providing the new literacy pedagogy with powerful foundation and mode switching.
E-learning: It was earlier known as ‘internet-based learning’ and ‘web- based leaning’. It is a form of delivering education through internet network and computers. It enables the transfer of skills and knowledge through the use of e-learning processes, modes and applications. E-learning includes web-based learning, virtual classrooms and computer based learning through digital collaborations (Alvermann, 2009). The learning content is delivered to learners through internet, intranet, audio-video tapes, TV and CD-ROM etc. E-learning represents the delivery of learning, training and any educational program through electronic means like through computers with internet connections or any other electronic devices such as smart-phones and laptops etc with which the learners are easily provided with the learning material. It involves great variety of equipments for conducting its learning process of online modes such as internet and DVD’s etc.
Here the topic of discussion will be “The role of multi- literacies and e-learning experiences in supporting young learners”. The data collected for the discussion is collected from varied sources such as books, journals, articles and free sources available online. The discussion will be done on the importance of Multi-literacies and e-learning’s on the young learners and the challenges still prevailing in the adoption of these advanced techniques.