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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What’s the name of the Leu article that inspired you to go into academia, Ian? Could you link to it? 🙂
Hi Doug. Here you go.
I started questioning things when I was teaching 8th grade and starting searching online. I came across this pub (which was openly available) and it made me start thinking. It also made me contact Don…and start studying with him.
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