11 October 2013
Join us on October 11 for a CoCo seminar by Professor Mary Hamilton titled “Messing with digital literacies: textual practices in the new media digital landscape”
This presentation is based on a paper due to appear in a special issue of the Journal of Research in Learning Technology, arising from the significant, exhilarating but sometimes also uneasy and difficult conversations across disciplinary areas that are provoked when scholars researching digital learning technologies meet those working from a literacy studies tradition. These conversations are part of the effort to understand the significant shifts in practices of communication, learning and meaning-making that are currently taking place.
Professor Hamilton will review some key differences, tensions, problematics and debates between the two traditions of literacies and learning technologies research. Her presentation will marshal arguments about the importance of looking carefully at how these two traditions intersect and what each brings to our understanding of learning and meaning-making. It suggests that the key elements from the critical theoretical tradition of literacy studies should be integral to discussions of new media and new learning. Further, the terms "literacy" (and "literacies") need to be carefully reconsidered in relation to these discussions since it is constantly being parted from its root meanings and used in multiple, confusing ways.
This seminar will be available live online at http://webconf.ucc.usyd.edu.au/seminar-room2/.
Patricia Thibaut Paez
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