Microblogging as a literacy practice for educational communities

Mills, Kathy Ann & Chandra, Vinesh (2011) Microblogging as a literacy practice for educational communities. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 55(1), pp. 35-45.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 38997
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: microblogging, micro-blogging, New Literacy Studies, mulitiliteracies, web 2.0, literacy, technology, social web, participatory culture, reading, writing, Twitter, tweet
DOI: 10.1598/JAAL.55.1.4
ISSN: 1081-3004
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 International Reading Association
Deposited On: 06 Dec 2010 00:49
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2015 03:44

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