|Call for Papers for Special Issue of LLT|
Theme: Literacies and Technologies
This special issue of Language Learning & Technology will focus on the ongoing shifts in relationships between technologies of written communication, literacy practices, literacy roles, and literacy communities. What does it mean to be "literate" in an age of electronically mediated communication? How do notions of "text," "reader," and "writer" change as new media, new communities, and new literacy practices take hold? What kinds of meaning-making abilities do people need in order to participate successfully in various kinds of communities that rely on forms of electronic communication? How do people acquire these meaning-making abilities? What is the role of educational institutions in fostering the needed kinds of abilities?
Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Literacy and Technological Change
Reading or Writing in Electronic Environments
Politics of Electronic Literacy
Pedagogy of Electronic Literacies
Please send an e-mail of intent with a 250-word abstract by
April 30, 1999 to Richard Kern <firstname.lastname@example.org>.