ERIC Number: EJ915062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 8
Introduction to "Multiliteracies, Social Futures, and Writing Centers"
Writing Center Journal, v30 n1 p84-87 2010
In "Multiliteracies, Social Futures, and Writing Centers," John Trimbur outlines an enduring charge for writing centers that's not often referenced and still not realized in much of the field's scholarship, let alone the programming and staff development. Trimbur invites everyone to interrogate the literacy needs that circulate through and around the writing centers and to become advocates and practitioners of "new," multimodal, and multilingual literacies. Trimbur wants writing centers and their staffs to not be confined to conventional genres and texts. To complement one's core knowledges and comfort-zones, the author argues that one should be equipped with strategies of mentoring and learning about (effective) communication in a variety modes and media, what he would interpret as the internet's webspaces of blogs, wikis, and community sites (e.g., Facebook or Linkedin) or other digitally- and audio-infused presentations along the lines of PowerPoint and beyond.
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Multilingualism, Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Literacy
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