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Osborne, Roger; Allan, Cherie – English in Australia, 2012
In response to a focus on reading, this paper examines the notion of reading online; as such it uses the term "networked reading" to describe any act of reading in an online or digital environment. In accordance with this notion of "networked" reading, the paper provides a broad introduction to AustLit: the Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Books, Reading Materials, Electronic Publishing
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Faulkner, Julie – English in Australia, 2012
This article explores disruption of habituated literacy practices through the creation of new possibilities in a digital space. Preservice English method teachers at a Melbourne university were invited to create a digital introduction and to reflect after the presentation on aspects of technology, representation and learning that were brought into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Internet, Learning Modalities
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Snyder, Ilana; Jevons, Colin; Henderson, Michael; Gabbott, Mark; Beale, Denise – English in Australia, 2011
While schools have taught media literacy for many years, new challenges are raised by the growth of digital media and the sophistication of marketing techniques aimed at children. In response to a moral panic over the dangers posed by new media, schools have focused on cyber-safety education to reduce the incidence of phenomena such as…
Descriptors: Children, Marketing, Media Literacy, Grade 6