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Skaar, Havard – Literacy, 2009
From a learning perspective, social semiotics researchers tend to focus on the liberation latent in the multimedia options available through the new media. It is true that digital media democratise the possibilities open to the general public of a more varied and comprehensive text production than ever before, both in and outside school.…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Literacy, Multimedia Materials, Writing (Composition)
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Vincent, John – Literacy, 2006
Multimedia has had a widely recognised impact on society, but it is still under-represented in the literacy pedagogies of many schools. This may relate to the way we view assessment for literacy, which is still almost wholly monomodal. Students assessed at a low level as producers of verbal text may respond positively when working multimodally,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Measures (Individuals), Word Processing
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Willett, Rebekah – Literacy, 2005
When teachers allow students to write stories that include elements of popular media, we must ask what to do with these media elements once they have entered the classroom. This article relates findings from a classroom study focusing on children's media-based story writing. The study looks at children as producers of new media texts and describes…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Mass Media Effects, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction