"The advancement of digital media and the emergence of new communication modes have changed some of our literacy practices and consequently reshaped the way we learn . The learning resources available today are limitlessly diverse and in most of the times with no gatekeepers to control who can access what .
Digital technologies have created opportunities for individuals to create, distribute, and read multimodal texts with ease and enthusiasm. Engagement in such a participatory and collaborative culture is deemed necessary for developing one's "educated or literate self". In fact such participation is the core foundational precept behind the concept of personal/ professional learning network."
Via John Evans