Researching new literacies: Web 2.0 practices and insider perspectives

Lankshear, Colin, and Knobel, Michele (2007) Researching new literacies: Web 2.0 practices and insider perspectives. E-Learning, 4 (3). pp. 224-240.

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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 codes for making and exchanging meanings in directions that warrant serious rethinking of how and why we research literacies. It provides a conceptual definition of 'literacies', according to which literacies can best be described as new when they are constituted by 'new technical stuff' and 'new ethos stuff'. On the basis of this account of new literacies the article advances a framework for envisaging new literacies research agendas and briefly discusses two cases of current research that illustrate this framework.

Item ID: 18125
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2042-7530
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2011 06:00
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 30%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950202 Languages and Literacy @ 70%
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