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New Media, New Literacies and the Adolescent Learner

E-Learning Volume 6, Number 3, ISSN 1741-8887


The goal of this research study was to develop a conceptualization of the relationship between new digital media and adolescent students' writing of poetry while immersed in using new media. More specifically, the research focused on the performative affordances of new media and how these interacted with the students' creative processes as they created digital poems. The article examines eight themes that emerged during the study, including the multimodal, multilinear and collaborative nature of the poems, the role of audience and identity in the creative process, and the shifting views of poetry the students experienced. (Contains 8 figures and 2 notes.)


Hughes, J. (2009). New Media, New Literacies and the Adolescent Learner. E-Learning, 6(3), 259-271. Retrieved March 28, 2020 from .

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