Addressing research at the intersection of academic literacies and new technology
International Journal of Educational Research Volume 43, Number 7, ISSN 0883-0355 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Academic literacies research has significantly informed educational practice across a range of disciplines. But this influence has largely been through a focus on genres of written language. The growth of new information and communication technologies demands a broader view of academic literacy and how it now informs situations of learning. This challenge is discussed in relation to a number of characteristics associated with computer-based communications, including representational diversity, non-linearity and new conceptions of authorship and responsibility. It is argued that educational practice must recognise new demands on reading these new forms as well as new divides and disillusionments associated with them. However, there are also new opportunities to be seized for learner participation in the creative process. Finally, examples are recruited to argue for research in this area that is both more ecological and more developmental in orientation.
Crook, C. (2005). Addressing research at the intersection of academic literacies and new technology. International Journal of Educational Research, 43(7), 509-518. Elsevier Ltd.