The uses of multimedia: three digital literacy case studies

Hartley, John and McWilliam, Kelly and Burgess, Jean E. and Banks, John A. (2008) The uses of multimedia: three digital literacy case studies. Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy (128). pp. 59-72. ISSN 1329-878X

Abstract

We identify some tensions between formal education and informal learning in the uses of popular literacy since the nineteenth century, in order to argue for a ‘demand-led’ model of education in digital literacy. We go on to analyse three case studies — digital storytelling, the Flickr photosharing site and the MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) Fury — to discuss issues arising from demand-led learning, which requires a procedural (not propositional) model of knowledge, a vernacular and informal model of creativity, and a ‘navigator’ and entrepreneurial model of consumer agency. In light of these examples, the article raises the question of how digital literacy can and should be taught.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Dr Kelly McWilliam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 03 May 2010 06:46
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital literacy; media literacy; digital literacies; digital storytelling; MMOG; Flickr; education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200104 Media Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950204 The Media
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7649

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