Radical Change and wikis: Teaching new literacies

Luce-Kapler, Rebecca
November 2007
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Nov2007, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p214
Academic Journal
The article explores strategies for using digital resources to teach literacy among young adults. The author focuses her study on open-source wiki software programs and what she calls radical change texts. Radical change texts are characterized as texts that incorporate a range of forms and formats, such as hypertext where many links are offered within an Internet text that can carry the reader to complimentary texts or images. The author highlights the potential of wikis and radical change texts to develop visual literacy, and provides a framework for maximizing the effectiveness of digital resources within a curriculum.


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