Page to Screen: Taking Literacy into the Electronic Era / Edition 1

Page to Screen: Taking Literacy into the Electronic Era / Edition 1

by Ilana Snyder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415174651

ISBN-13: 9780415174657

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Hypertext, e-mail, word processing: electronic technologies have revolutionized textual practices. How does language on screen work differently from language on the page? What new literacy skills are needed and how do we teach them?
Page to Screen collects some of the best contemporary thinkers in the field of technology and literacy. They analyze the…  See more details below

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Hypertext, e-mail, word processing: electronic technologies have revolutionized textual practices. How does language on screen work differently from language on the page? What new literacy skills are needed and how do we teach them?
Page to Screen collects some of the best contemporary thinkers in the field of technology and literacy. They analyze the potential of the new forms of text, the increased emphasis on visual communication, new forms of rhetoric, learning in the age of global communication networks and new approaches to storytelling.
Page to Screen is compelling reading for anyone interested in Literacy Education, Language Studies, English, Library Studies, Multimedia and Communication Studies.
International contributors include Gunther Kress, Cynthia Selfe, Gail E. Hawisher and Colin Lankshear.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415174657
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on contributors
Page to Screen
Sect. 1The spaces of electronic literacies1
1Reflections on computers and composition studies at the century's end3
2The wired world of second-language education20
Sect. 2Emerging literacies51
3Visual and verbal modes of representation in electronically mediated communication: the potentials of new forms of text53
4The rhetorics and languages of electronic mail80
5Rhetorics of the Web: hyperreading and critical literacy102
Sect. 3The problems and possibilities of hypertext123
6Beyond the hype: reassessing hypertext125
7Will the most reflexive relativist please stand up: hypertext, argument and relativism144
8New stories for new readers: contour, coherence and constructive hypertext163
Sect. 4Changing the cultures of teaching and learning183
9Living on the surface: learning in the age of global communication networks185
10Children, computers and life online: education in a cyber-world211
11Computer games, culture and curriculum234
Index256

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