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ERIC Number: EJ832565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-4350
In Defence of Writing: A Social Semiotic Perspective on Digital Media, Literacy and Learning
Skaar, Havard
Literacy, v43 n1 p36-42 Apr 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. Participating in this text production naturally implies a richer potential for learning. But digital technology also allows us to opt out of, and thus avoid, semiotic work. With this as the starting point, the present article sets out to highlight the pedagogical benefits associated with the written mode, precisely in an age when the digital media are making multimodal forms of expression increasingly available to us all.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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