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ERIC Number: EJ914701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Web 3.0, Litbots, and TPWSGWTAU
McEneaney, John E.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v54 n5 p376-378 Feb 2011
Digital literacies are typically distinguished from traditional literacy either in terms of content (media vs. print) or practice (page turning vs. keyboarding and clicking). This article presents a case for an approach that emphasizes the "who" of reading by contrasting traditional and digital literacies in terms of who counts as a reader. Whereas traditional literacy views reading as a uniquely human act, digital literacies are introducing meaning-making technologies that open the door to machine readers. Furthermore, these meaning-making technologies will drive the next iteration of the Web (Web 3.0), forcing reading educators, reading teachers, and researchers to rethink some of our most basic assumptions about readers and texts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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