Empowering Learners in the Reader/Writer Nature of the Digital Informational Space

Empowering Learners in the Reader/Writer Nature of the Digital Informational Space

Last week my first of four columns as Multiliteracies Department Editor for JAAL was published. The column, titled Empowering Learners in the Reader/Writer Nature of the Digital Informational Space discusses opportunities to move learners from readers to writers in the digital informational space.

The Internet is the dominant text of this generation, and through intentional use it may provide opportunities for the critical literacy infused pedagogy. To empower students using the Internet we need to consider opportunities to move learners from consumers to producers of digital content. More to the point, we need to move learners from content consumers to content curators to content constructors.

As a multimodal supplement to the column I assembled a group of experts and asked them four questions each about the column. You can review the videos below, and click through to learn more about each of the interviews.

Four Questions for Jennifer Rowsell

Jennifer Rowsell is the Canada Research Chair in Multiliteracies and an Associate Professor in the Brock University Faculty of Education.

Four Questions for Margaret Hagood and Emily Skinner

Margaret Hagood and Emily Skinner are Associate Professors in the Department of Teacher Education at the College of Charleston.

Four Questions for Donna Alvermann

Donna Alvermann is the Omer Clyde & Elizabeth Parr Aderhold Professor in Education and Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia.

Four Questions for Don Leu

Don Leu is the John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology at the University of Connecticut. Don is also the director of the New Literacies Research Lab.

 

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