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ERIC Number: EJ776538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Digital Texts and the New Literacies
Webb, Allen
English Journal, v97 n1 p83-88 Sep 2007
When the literature anthologies did not arrive, Allen Webb turned to the Internet, where he found a wealth of classic and contemporary e-texts. Using these online resources opened up possibilities for new ways of teaching and learning traditional skills of close reading and critical analysis. Students created blogs of poems and commentary, compared versions of "The Odyssey" and a controversial news story, and manipulated the language and structure of texts to question the cultural and historical contexts of the work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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