Understanding Digital Literacies: A Practical Introduction Paperback – 2 Apr 2012
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'Finally, a definitive user’s guide for the fast changing world of digital media and digital literacies. Understanding Digital Literacies: A practical introduction is lucid, entertaining, spot on, and, while practical indeed, is wholly a theoretically sophisticated and empirically trustworthy guide.' – James Paul Gee, Arizona State University, USA
'Understanding Digital Literacies is an excellent introduction to this newly emerging field, providing a comprehensive guide to the concepts needed to understand the area. Enthusiastically written, the book addresses the reader directly and is clearly illustrated with detailed case studies.' – David Barton, Lancaster University, UK
'This highly readable and incisively argued volume represents a milestone contribution to better understanding communication in late modernity. The authors provide theoretically astute and empirically rich coverage of digital literacies in a wide array of new media contexts. The text is rich with examples, provides a variety of exercises and project types for students, and includes comprehensive suggestions for additional reading and investigation. This book is an invaluable resource for students and teachers engaged in literacy studies, applied linguistics, digital cultures research, and exploration of new media as they relate to workplaces, education, and social life.' – Steven L. Thorne, Portland State University, USA and University of Groningen, the Netherlands
'Impressively broad in the information that it provides while not oversimplifying the complex issues covered... A valuable contribution to advanced undergraduate or graduate courses that provide a multidisciplinary perspective on this complex and widely researched issue.' - LINGUIST List--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Rodney H. Jones is Associate Head and Associate Professor in the Department of English at City University of Hong Kong
Christoph A. Hafner is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at City University of Hong Kong--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Barry R. Suttle
But it is written in a way that a relative novice like me can understand
27 June 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
The product was a necessary text book. But it is written in a way that a relative novice like me can understand. And the biggest thing is that it got to me so quickly
Meets the need for an accessible textbook on this subject ...
18 March 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Meets the need for an accessible textbook on this subject. As a professor, I appreciate the activities in each chapter, the crucial thinking and critical reading perspectve, and the case studies that help me organize class.
11 April 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
An excellent introduction to literacies as a social process.
Good book, but a new edition is needed
30 January 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
I use this book (and one other book) to help me teach an undergraduate class in Language and Technology. The book surveys multiple topics in digital discourse (e.g., games, multi-modality, texting, social media, etc.), providing relevant terms and definitions in each chapter. Hence, it is accessible to undergraduate students. Moreover, the authors present a useful framework that a reader can use to analyze his/her use of digital technology. Unfortunately, since the book was published in 2012, it shares common problems with other books that deal with technology. Some examples and technologies discussed in the text are no longer relevant. Likewise, some of the visuals in the text are outdated. I do appreciate the chapter summaries that support the text; the online resources are adequate, but they're dated.
4 November 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
good book to learn about digital literacy