Writing the future in the digital age

MERCHANT, Guy (2007). Writing the future in the digital age. Literacy, 41 (3), 118-128.

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    Abstract

    Meaning making in new media presents new opportunities and challenges for those working in formal and informal educational contexts. How this impacts on a literacy curriculum that attempts both to deliver ‘the basics’ and to respond to new technology demands careful exploration. This paper examines what we mean by digital literacy and how it differs from traditional print literacy, identifying some key priorities for literacy educators. Drawing on the work of Gee, Kress and Lankshear and Knobel, it maps the field of digital literacy and locates areas for research and development. A discussion of the significant changes in materiality and textual form is followed by an exploration of the concept of critical digital literacy. The paper concludes with an overview of future trends in digital communication, which suggest that written representation will continue to be important and that digital literacy will continue to develop distinct registers.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Institute of Education
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9345.2007.00469.x
    Page Range: 118-128
    Depositing User: Helen Garner
    Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2011 17:02
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 12:50
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4014

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