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2007 Volume 4, Number 3

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Researching New Literacies: Web 2.0 Practices and Insider Perspectives

    Colin Lankshear & Michele Knobel

    This article argues that "new literacies" is a useful construct for recognizing and understanding the extent to which changes in the current conjuncture are extending social practices of using... More

    pp. 224-240

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  2. Mind the Gap(s): Discourses and Discontinuity in Digital Literacies

    Guy Merchant

    Meaning making in new media is rapidly presenting new opportunities and new challenges for those working in formal and informal educational contexts. This article provides an overview of current... More

    pp. 241-255

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  3. Fragments to Fractals: The Subjunctive Spaces of E-Literature

    Rebecca Luce-Kapler

    This article chronicles the experience of two writers working in digital technologies to write fiction. One writer, the author of the article, describes how her experience writing with the software... More

    pp. 256-265

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  4. In Medias Res: Reading, Writing, and the Digital Artefact

    Teresa M. Dobson

    In information systems and end-user computer research, "using" appears to encapsulate a range of activities, such as reading, writing, viewing and so on. And yet it is a grossly inadequate... More

    pp. 266-272

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  5. Adolescents Composing Fiction in Digital Game and Written Formats: Tacit, Explicit and Metacognitive Strategies

    Jill Kedersha McClay, Margaret Mackey, Mike Carbonaro, Duane Szafron & Jonathan Schaeffer

    This article reports on a study of 23 tenth-grade students who created fiction in digital game and written formats. The researchers observed them at work, analysed their stories in both formats,... More

    pp. 273-284

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  6. Slippery Texts and Evolving Literacies

    Margaret Mackey

    The idea of "slippery texts" provides a useful descriptor for materials that mutate and evolve across different media. Eight adult gamers, encountering the slippery text "American McGee's Alice,"... More

    pp. 319-328

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  7. Assessing Multimodal Learning Practices

    Anne Burke & Jennifer Rowsell

    The authors examine how to assess multimodal reading practices with a group of middle school students attending an elementary school in Eastern Canada. They argue that to assess new reading... More

    pp. 329-342

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  8. Assessment and New Literacies

    Roberta F. Hammett

    This article argues that if multimodal and new literacies are to become common practices in schools, they have to be included in both school and provincial/state large-scale assessment programmes. ... More

    pp. 343-354

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  9. At the Edge of Reason: Teaching Language and Literacy in a Digital Age

    James Nahachewsky

    Canadian schools are witnessing widening gaps between traditional definitions of literacy, which include reading and writing, and contemporary literacy practices like interactive multimedia use and... More

    pp. 355-366

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  10. Teaching Writing in Five Canadian Provinces: A New Literacies Analysis

    Shelley Stagg Peterson & Jill Kedersha McClay

    This article presents the results of the initial stage of research on grades 4-8 teachers' writing instruction within rural and urban contexts across Canada. Teachers' goals and their use of... More

    pp. 367-375

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