Silicon Literacies: Communication, Innovation and Education in the Electronic Age

Silicon Literacies: Communication, Innovation and Education in the Electronic Age

by Ilana Snyder
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Taylor & Francis


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Silicon Literacies: Communication, Innovation and Education in the Electronic Age

Written by leading international scholars from a range of disciplines, Silicon Literacies examine the implications of electronic text. From role-playing in computer games to eBay to Internet degree programs, this book reveals that being "computer-literate" entails an understanding of how different modalities combine to create meaning. The contributors of this book recognize that in the digital age reading and writing are only a part of what it means to be literate. This book facilitates an understanding of the ways in which new technology influences, shapes and even transforms the concept of literacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415276672
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/01/2002
Series: Literacies Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ilana Snyder is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia.

Table of Contents


Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Silicon Literacies, Ilana Snyder
Part I: Online Literacy and Rhetorical Practices
1. What am I Bid? Reading, Writing and Rating at, NETGRRRL and CHICOBOY26
2. Writing the Visual: The Use of Graphic Symbols in Onscreen Text, Chris Abbott
3. Reading, Writing and Role-Playing Computer Games, Catherine Beavis
4. The Internet and Linguistic Pluralism, Mark Warschauer
5. The Web as a Rhetorical Place, Nicholas C. Burbules
6. Then Again Who Isn't: Post-Hypertextual Rhetorics, Michael Joyce
Part II: Teaching, Learning, Technology and Innovation
7. Educational Innovation and Hypertext: One University's Successes and Failures in Supporting New Technologies, George P. Landow
8. Here Even When You're Not: Teaching in an Internet Degree Program, Jane Yellowlees Douglas
9. Design Sensibilities, Schools and the New Computing and Communication Technologies, Chris Bigum
10. Technology, Learning and Visual Culture, Ron Burnett
11. Technological Revolution, Multiple Literacies, and the Restructuring of Education, Douglas M. Kellner
Conclusion: Communication, Imagination, Critique: Literacy Education for the Electronic Age, Ilana Snyder

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