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Handbook of research on new literacies

Handbook of research on new literacies

Coiro, Julie

Situated at the intersection of two of the most important areas in educational research today - literacy and technology - this handbook draws on the potential of each while carving out important new territory. It provides leadership for this newly emerging field, directing scholars to the major issues, theoretical perspectives, and interdisciplinary research pertaining to new literacies. Reviews of research are organized into six sections: Methodologies Knowledge and Inquiry Communication Popular Culture, Community, and Citizenship: Everyday Literacies Instructional Practices and Assessment Multiple Perspectives on New Literacies Research FEATURES Brings together a diverse international team of editors and chapter authors Provides an extensive collection of research reviews in a critical area of educational research Makes visible the multiple perspectives and theoretical frames that currently drive work in new literacies Establishes important space for the emerging field of new literacies research Includes a unique Commentary section: The final section of the Handbook reprints five central research studies. Each is reviewed by two prominent researchers from their individual, and different, theoretical position. This provides the field with a sense of how diverse lenses can be brought to bear on research as well as the benefits that accrue from doing so. It also provides models of critical review for new scholars and demonstrates how one might bring multiple perspectives to the study of an area as complex as new literacies research. The Handbook of Research on New Literaciesis intended for the literacy research community, broadly conceived, including scholars and students from the traditional reading and writing research communities in education and educational psychology as well as those from information science, cognitive science, psychology, sociolinguistics, computer mediated communication, and other related areas that find literacy to be an important area of investigation

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Published London: Routledge, c2008
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Julie Coiro ... [et al.]
ISBN: 1410618897, 9780805856514, 9781410618894
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xvii, 1367 p. : ill.
Subject: Internet in education.; Communication in education.; Computer literacy.; Media literacy.; Information literacy.; Mass media in education.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form.


  1. 1. Introduction: Central Issues In New Literacies And New Literacies Research
  2. Part 1: Methodologies
  3. 2. Toward A Connective Ethnography Of Online/Offline Literacy Networks
  4. 3. Large-Scale Quantitative Research On New Technology in Teaching and Learning
  5. 4. Converging Traditions Of Research On Media And Information Literacies: Disciplinary, Critical, And Methodological Issues
  6. 5. The Conduct Of Qualitative Interviews: Research Questions, Methodological Issues, And Researching Online
  7. 6. The Case Of Rebellion: Researching Multimodal Texts
  8. 7. Experimental And Quasi-Experimental Approaches To The Study Of New Literacies
  9. Part 2: Knowledge and Inquiry
  10. 8. Learning, Change, And Power: Competing Frames Of Technology And Literacy
  11. 9. The Web As A Source Of Information For Students In K-12 Education
  12. 10. Where Do We Go Now? Understanding Research On Navigation In Complex Digital Environments
  13. 11. The Changing Landscape Of Text And Comprehension In The Age Of New Literacies
  14. 12. Exploring Culture In The Design Of New Technologies Of Literacy 13. Multimedia Literacy
  15. 14. Multiliteracies And Metalanguage: Describing Image/Text Relations As A Resource For Negotiating Multimodal Texts
  16. Part 3: Communication15. Mediating Technologies And Second Language Learning
  17. 16. Of A Divided Mind: Weblog Literacy
  18. 17. People, Purposes, And Practices: Insights From Cross-Disciplinary Research Into Instant Messaging
  19. 18. Gender In Online Communications Part 4: Popular Culture, Community, and Citizenship: Everyday Literacies
  20. 19. Intersections of Popular Culture, Identities, And New Literacies Research
  21. 20. College Students And New Literacy Practices
  22. 21. Just Don't Call Them Cartoons: The New Literacy Spaces Of Animé, Manga, And Fanfiction
  23. 22. Cognition And Literacy In Massively Multiplayer Online Games
  24. 23. Video Game Literacy: A Literacy Of Expertise
  25. 24. Community, Culture And Citizenship In Cyberspace
  26. 25. New Literacies And Community Inquiry
  27. Part 5: Instructional Practices and Assessment
  28. 26. Digital Writing In The Early Years
  29. 27. Teaching Popular Culture Texts In The Classroom
  30. 28. Using New Media In The Secondary English Classroom
  31. 29. The Price Of Information: Critical Literacy, Education, And Today's Internet
  32. 30. Multimodal Instructional Practices
  33. 31. Multimodal Reading And Comprehension In Online Environments
  34. 32. Assessing New Literacies In Science and Mathematics
  35. 33. Learning Management Systems and Virtual Learning Environments: A Higher Education Focus
  36. Part 6: Multiple Perspectives on New Literacies Research
  37. 34. Savannah: Mobile Gaming And Learning?
  38. 34a. Being a Lion And Being A Soldier: Learning And Games
  39. 34b. Savannah: Mobile Gaming and Learning: A Review Commentary
  40. 35. The Nature Of Middle School Learners? Science Content Understandings With The Use Of On-Line Resources
  41. 35a. Intertextuality and the Study of New Literacies: Research Critique and Recommendations
  42. 35b. Internet Pedagogy: Using the Internet to Achieve Student Learning Outcomes
  43. 1. Instant Messaging, Literacies, and Social Identities
  44. 36a. An Essay Review Of The Lewis & Fabos Article On Instant Messaging
  45. 36b. Thoughts On The Lewis & Fabos Article On Instant Messaging
  46. 1. L2 Literacy and the Design of the Self: A Case Study of a Teenager Writing on the Internet
  47. 37a. Critical Review: L2 Literacy and the Design of the Self: A Case Study of a Teenager Writing on the Internet. 37b. A Commentary On "L2 Literacy, Electronic Representation of Self, and Social Networking" The journey ahead: Thirteen Teachers Report How the Internet Influences Literacy and Literacy Instruction in their K-12 Classrooms
  48. 38a. Researching Technology And Literacy: Thirteen Ways Of Looking At A Blackboard 38b Internet Literacy Influences: A Review of Karchmer (2001).

Author note

Julie Coiro is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and a Director of The New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut. Her research focuses on online reading comprehension, new literacies of the Internet, and effective practices for technology integration and professional development.

Michele Knobel is Professor of Education at Montclair State University. She spends a good deal of her time investigating everyday literacy practices--especially those involving digital technologies.

Colin Lankshear is Professor of Education at James Cook University and Visiting Scholar at McGill University. His academic interests include sociocultural studies of new literacies in popular culture and the practice of teacher research.

Donald J. Leu is the John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair of Literacy and Technology and a Director of the New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut. He studies the new literacies of online reading comprehension and instructional practices that improve students' ability to read, communicate, and learn with the Internet.