Page to Screen: Taking Literacy into the Electronic Era

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Overview

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.

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Not about filming novels, but how literacy and the teaching of it is being affected by the introduction of hypertext, email, word processing, and other electronic media. Addresses such concerns as how language on the screen works differently than on the page, what new literacy skills are needed and how they can be taught, the potential for new forms of text, the increased emphasis on visual representation, new forms of rhetoric, learning inside global communications, and new approaches to storytelling. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415174640
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on contributors
Page to Screen
Sect. 1 The spaces of electronic literacies 1
1 Reflections on computers and composition studies at the century's end 3
2 The wired world of second-language education 20
Sect. 2 Emerging literacies 51
3 Visual and verbal modes of representation in electronically mediated communication: the potentials of new forms of text 53
4 The rhetorics and languages of electronic mail 80
5 Rhetorics of the Web: hyperreading and critical literacy 102
Sect. 3 The problems and possibilities of hypertext 123
6 Beyond the hype: reassessing hypertext 125
7 Will the most reflexive relativist please stand up: hypertext, argument and relativism 144
8 New stories for new readers: contour, coherence and constructive hypertext 163
Sect. 4 Changing the cultures of teaching and learning 183
9 Living on the surface: learning in the age of global communication networks 185
10 Children, computers and life online: education in a cyber-world 211
11 Computer games, culture and curriculum 234
Index 256
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