Understanding Digital Literacies A Practical Introduction

ISBN-10: 0415673151
ISBN-13: 9780415673150
Edition: 2012
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Description: Assuming no knowledge of linguistics, Understanding Digital Literaciesprovides an accessible and timely introduction to new literacies for university students. It supplies readers with the theoretical and analytical tools with which to explore the  More...

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List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 5/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Assuming no knowledge of linguistics, Understanding Digital Literaciesprovides an accessible and timely introduction to new literacies for university students. It supplies readers with the theoretical and analytical tools with which to explore the discursive structures, linguistic features and the social impact of a host of new media practises. Each chapter in the volume covers a different topic, presenting an overview of the major concepts, issues, problems and debates surrounding the topic, while also encouraging students to reflect on and critically evaluate their own language and communication practices. Features of the book include: An assortment of real-life examples to illustrate each topic, drawn from contexts relevant to students from around the world;A variety of discussion questions and mini-ethnographic research projects involving student exploration of various patterns of media and communication in peer group scenariosSuggestions for further reading and reviews of key terms and concepts covered in every chapterA companion website providing links to useful websites and blogs, interactive exercises, stories about new literacies and interviews with researchers in the field This book will provide a key resource for undergraduate and graduate students studying courses in new media and digital literacies.

#60;b#62;Ron Scollon#60;/b#62; (1939 - 2009) was a Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Publications include #60;i#62;Professional Communication in International Settings#60;/i#62;, co-authored with Yuling Pan and Suzanne Wong Scollon (Blackwell 2001), #60;i#62;Discourses in Place: Language and the Material World#60;/i#62; co-authored with Suzie Wong Scollon (2003), and#60;i#62; Nexus Analysis: Discourse and the Emerging Internet#60;/i#62; co-authored with Suzie Wong Scollon (2004).#60;br /#62;#60;br /#62;#60;b#62;Suzanne Wong Scollon#60;/b#62; is an independent researcher in the North Pacific Rim. She has written extensively on intercultural communication, holding academic positions in North American universities as well as Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. She also acted as a consultant, along with Ron Scollon, with over fifty governmental and corporate organizations in North America, Asia, and Europe.#60;br /#62;#60;br /#62;#60;b#62;Rodney H. Jones#60;/b#62; is the Associate Head of the Department of English at City University of Hong Kong. He has published widely in international journals and is co-editor of #60;i#62;Discourse in Action: Introducing Mediated Discourse Analysis #60;/i#62;(with S. Norris 2005), #60;i#62;Advances in Discourse Studies#60;/i#62; (with V.K., Bhatia, J. Flowerdew 2007), and author of #60;i#62;Noticing, Exploring and Practicing: Functional Grammar in the ESL Classroom#60;/i#62; (with G. Lock 2010).#60;br /#62;

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Mediated Me
Mediation
Affordances and constraints
Creativity
Mediation and 'moral panics'
What are 'digital literacies'?
Useful resources
Part I Digital Tools
Information Everywhere
Information and relationships
Organizing data
Networks and organization
Finding and filtering
Conclusion
Useful resources
Hyperreading and Hyperwriting
Hypertext and linking
Reading critically in hypertext
Is hypertext making you stupid?
Interactivity, commenting and participating
Mashups and remixing
Conclusion
Useful resources
Multimodality
From page to screen
Visual design: Laying out the screen
The world in pictures: Designing multimodal texts
Conclusion
Useful Resources
Online Language and Social Interaction
Media effects and user effects
What are we doing when we interact online?
Meaning and creativity
Textual selves
Conclusion
Useful resources
Attention Structures
Digital media and polyfocality
Attention structures
The attention economy and digital literacies
Conclusion
Useful resources
Critical Literacy
Technology and ideology
Mediation
Ideology and the technology of language
Ideology and digital technologies
Conclusion
Useful resources
Part II Digital Practices
Online Cultures and Intercultural Communication
Online cultures as discourse systems
'Cultures-of-use' and 'media ideologies'
Intercultural communication online
Where to now for the global village?
Conclusion
Useful resources
Games, Learning and Literacy
'Reading' and 'writing' in games
Games and identity
Games and learning
Conclusion
Useful resources
Social Networking
We are not files
Who are these people on my Facebook?
Privacy and profit
The presentation of self on social networking sites
Conclusion
Useful resources
Collaboration and Peer Production
Collaboration in writing
Wikinomics and peer production
The wisdom of crowds
Conclusion
Useful resources
Digital Literacies at Work
Literacies for the 'new work order'
The promises and pitfalls of the 'wiki-workplace'
Digital media and the creation of context
Social media and career advancement
Critical perspectives on the 'new work order'
Conclusion
Useful resources
Afterword Mediated Me 2.0
If s all about you
Glossary
References
Index

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