A New Literacies Sampler

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Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear
P. Lang, Jan 1, 2007 - Education - 251 pages
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The study of new literacies is quickly emerging as a major research field. This book - samples work in the broad area of new literacies research along two dimensions. First, it samples some typical examples of new literacies - video gaming, fan fiction writing, weblogging, role play gaming, using websites to participate in affinity practices, memes, and other social activities involving mobile technologies. Second, the studies collectively sample from a wide range of approaches potentially available for researching and studying new literacies from a sociocultural perspective. Readers will come away with a rich sense of what new literacies are, and a generous appreciation of how they are being researched."

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The Editor: Michele Knobel is Professor of Education at Montclair State University in New Jersey, where she coordinates the graduate and undergraduate literacy programs. Colin Lankshear is Professor of Education at James Cook University, Australia, and Visiting Scholar at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Their current research agenda focuses on new literacies and other social practices involving digital technologies under emerging conditions of Web 2.0 and the philosophy and conduct of teacher research. Their recent books include A Handbook for Teacher Research (2004), and New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Classroom Learning (2nd edition, 2006).

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