Posts Tagged ‘books’

Networked Literacy and the Next-Generation Book

Posted by nicholaspelafas on July 23, 2011

[Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book. What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected readers to one another, and what innovative ways we might use to tell our favorite stories and build community around books? ]

So I pulled this video and the one below from the wordpress blog Preprint (see blogroll for link) and I found it to be fascinating how contextualized and informative the experience of reading a book could be.  The Nelson software allows readers to see different perspectives on what they are reading, and locate referential materials that can assist their understandings of critical arguments, see what kinds of discussions are being spawned by a particular book, and share critical insights.  This is somewhat revolutionary in how it can network the literacy experience of individuals, and enabling people to gain greater critical insight at a time when decentralized publishing means a greater questioning of reputability of sources.

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Want to Learn More?

Posted by mariamengel on July 21, 2011

We are continuing to update our “Multiliteracy Resources” page by adding books, websites, blogs, articles, etc.   We will do our best to provide sources and links about where to purchase books and reviews about the books themselves.   Be sure to check back regularly!

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Multiliteracies and Diversity in Education

Posted by mariamengel on July 11, 2011


An excellent resource for teachers beginning to focus on multiliteracy is Multiliteracies and Diversity in Education, edited by Annah Healy.  The text was published in 2007.  The Oxford University Press website offers this description:

Exploring multimodal communication as literacy education from a research platform, Multiliteracies & Diversity in Education combines analyses of the changes to communication and pedagogic practice with sound research based activities for multiliteracies classroom projects. The book guides students in developing their knowledge of productive planning and pedagogic shifts, and reveals ways in which all students are able to engage in designing lesson plans and programmes involving new and traditional methods of reading and text construction. It shows how a multiliteracies pedagogic model breaks down the unnatural divides between disciplines, and provides a fresh look at literacy education.

The chapters are as follows:

1. Expanding student capacities: Learning by Design pedagogy
2. The Transdisciplinary Potential of Multiliteracies: Bodily Performances and Meaning-Making in Health and Physical Education
3. The Intersection of Aboriginal Knowledges, Aboriginal Literacies and New Learning Pedagogy for Aboriginal Students.
4. ‘Art’efacts of Knowing: Multiliteracies and the Arts
5. Multiliteracies and Pedagogies of New Learning for Students of English as an Additional Language
6. Communities of Learners: Early years students, new learning, pedagogy and transformations
7. Closing the gap: A multiliteracies approach to English language teaching for ‘at-risk’ students in Singapore
8. Mobilising Learning: Pedagogy for mobile students

You can read a review of the book by Janet McDowall of the University of South Australia here.

Multiliteracies and Diversity in Education can be purchased on Amazon.

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