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Dowdall, Clare – Literacy, 2009
Social networking can currently be described as a mainstream youth activity, with almost half of 8-17-year-old children, who have access to the Internet, claiming to participate. As an activity it is of particular interest to literacy educators because it is enacted through the production and consumption of text. However, a growing body of…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Social Networks, Elementary School Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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Dowdall, Clare – Literacy, 2006
This article considers the potential for dissonance that one 12-year-old child (Clare) may experience as a text producer using new technologies, when working across a range of contexts. In this ongoing case study, two types of text are explored: a computer-generated text produced as a homework task for school, and texts produced using an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Writing (Composition), Comparative Analysis, Language Processing