Formalising the vernacular: Social media skills in higher education

Pozzi, Megan (2016) Formalising the vernacular: Social media skills in higher education. In VALA 2016: Libraries, Technology and the Future, 9-11 February 2016, Melbourne, Vic. (Unpublished)

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This paper discusses the issue of social media skills using a literacy framework. Firstly, it argues that social media skills are a form of vernacular, or ‘everyday’, literacy and articulates the issues associated with trying to formalise these skills within the curriculum. Secondly, it calls for greater explicit attention to social media skills within higher education, by arguing that social media literacies are a part of new literacies. It evaluates QUT’s “Create a Better Online You” suite of social media resources in light of this framework, and discusses the role of libraries in addressing social media skills.

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ID Code: 93436
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2016 02:09
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2016 08:05

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