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The uses of multimedia : three digital literacy case studies

Hartley, John, McWilliam, Kelly, Burgess, Jean E., & Banks, John A. (2008) The uses of multimedia : three digital literacy case studies. Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy, pp. 59-72.

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Abstract

We identify some tensions between formal education and informal learning in the uses of popular literacy since the nineteenth century, in order to argue for a ‘demand-led’ model of education in digital literacy. We go on to analyse three case studies – digital storytelling, the Flickr photosharing site, and the MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) Fury – to discuss issues arising from demand-led learning, which requires a procedural (not propositional) model of knowledge, a vernacular and informal model of creativity and a ‘navigator’ and entrepreneurial model of consumer agency. In light of these examples, the paper raises the question of how digital literacy can and should be taught.

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ID Code: 18063
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).
Keywords: multimedia literacy, education, digital storytelling, Flickr, computer games
ISSN: 1329-878X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified (200299)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Media International Australia
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2009 09:50
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:52

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