Digital literacy and participation in online social networking spaces

Knobel, Michele, and Lankshear, Colin (2008) Digital literacy and participation in online social networking spaces. In: Lankshear, Colin, and Knobel, Michele, (eds.) Digital Literacies: concepts, policies and practices. Peter Lang Publishing, New York, NY, USA, pp. 249-278.

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Purpose-specific social networking sites are an early runaway success story among Web 2.0 social software applications. Their rapid uptake around the world and the diverse and complex features associated with participating in social networking spaces mean discussion of digital literacy would be incomplete without addressing this dimension of everyday literacy practice. Here,we discuss participation in social networking spaces from the standpoint of a particular conception of literacies. This defines literacies as "socially recognized ways of generating, communicating and negotiating meaningful content as members of Discourses through the medium of encoded texts."

Item ID: 7340
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: information literacy; digital culture; internet literacy; media;education policy; communications
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ISBN: 978-1-4331-0168-7
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2010 01:51
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing @ 51%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified @ 49%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950202 Languages and Literacy @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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