Microblogging as a literacy practice for educational communities
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Microblogging is an emergent adolescent and adult literacy practice that has become popularized through platforms such as Twitter, Plurk and Jaiku, in the rise of Web 2.0 – “the social web”. Yet the potentials of microblogging for literacy learning in educational contexts is currently underexplored in the research and literature. This article draws on new research with 150 adolescent and adult participants in school and university contexts, which was made possible through cross-disciplinary collaboration between specialists English and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) educators. Strategies are provided for teachers to establish their own microblogging networks, with suggested activities to enhance the literacy learning of adolescents in educational contexts.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||microblogging, micro-blogging, New Literacy Studies, mulitiliteracies, web 2.0, literacy, technology, social web, participatory culture, reading, writing, Twitter, tweet|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Kathy A. Mills, Vinesh Chandra and Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.|
|Deposited On:||06 Dec 2010 10:49|
|Last Modified:||16 Jan 2014 20:45|
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