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Science and The Internet

Title: Science and the Internet

Editors: Alan G. Gross, Jonathan Buehl

English | 2017 | ISBN: 0895038986 | 328 Pages

This is a timely volume, introducing scholars of

Science and the Internet : Communicating Knowledge in a Digital Age

rhetoric to the often radical changes that scientists are experiencing in their internal and external communication practices as a result of digital media technologies. Anyone who is serious about understanding scientific argument today needs to be familiar with the rich multimedia environment available to those who make and contest scientific claims in such fora as online journal articles, blogs, wikis, podcasts, and tweets. The diverse case studies in this book are well designed to acquaint readers with some of the most significant developments to occur in science communication in recent years.” – Leah Ceccarelli, Professor, Department of Communication University of Washington, Seattle

“The essays in Science and the Internet address the timely topic of how digital tools are shaping science communication. Featuring chapters by leading scholars of the rhetoric of science and technology, the volume fills a much needed gap in contemporary rhetoric of science scholarship. Spanning science-related blogs and podcasts through open access notebooks, data visualization tools, and online peer review, the book offers insight into how the Internet influences the generation of scientific knowledge and reconfigures the relations among varied publics, scientists, and technological interfaces. Overall, the essays reveal how digital technologies may both fray the boundaries between experts and non-experts and enable more collaborative, democratic means of public engagement with science.” – Lisa Keranen, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Communication, University of Colorado Denver

Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Mobile · Social Media · Teaching

Through a Distorted Lens

Title: Through a Distorted Lens

Author: Laura Nicosia

English  | 2017 | 206 Pages | ISBN : 9463510168

This volume examines what and how the media teach, to and by whom, and for what purpose, in a rapidly shifting milieu of media content, platforms, and relations. While intimately concerned with education, authors move the discussion beyond the setting of formal schooling to uncover the ways in which the media contribute to iThrough a Distorted Lens: Media as Curricula and Pedagogy in the 21st Centuryndividual and collective understandings of self and other, and their relations to society and communities in which they move.
In doing so, the text encourages readers to transcend exclusionary discussions of citizenship to consider participation in local and global geographies against a neoliberal backdrop that marginalizes those unable to, unwilling to, and excluded from competing in the free market. Contributors extend their deliberations back to formal school settings to reaffirm pedagogies that rediscover the reading of texts—broadly defined—in the world through multimodalities. In this sense, the text strives to be transdisciplinary, and is appropriate for use in multiple disciplines and fields of study.

Books · Social Media · Video

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Title: Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1466696672 | 560 Pages

With the current ubiquity of technological tools and digital media, having the skillset necessary to use and understand digital media is essential. Integrating media literacy into modern day education can cultivate a stronger relationship between technology, educators, as well as students.

The Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age presents key research in the field of digital media literacy with a specific emphasis on the need for pre-service and in-service educators to become familiar and comfortable with the current digital tools and applications that are an essential part of youth culture. Presenting pedagogical strategies as well as practical research and applications of digital media in various aspects of culture, society, and education, this publication is an ideal reference source for researchers, educators, graduate-level students, and media specialists.

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Kids on YouTube

Kids on YouTube: Technical Identities and Digital LiteraciesTitle: Kids on YouTube: Technical Identities and Digital Literacies

Author:  Patricia G. Lange
English | March 17, 2014 | ISBN: 1611329361 | 273 Pages

The mall is so old school – these days kids are hanging out on YouTube, and depending on whom you ask, they’re either forging the digital frontier or frittering away their childhoods in anti-intellectual solipsism. Kids on YouTube cuts through the hype, going behind the scenes to understand kids’ everyday engagement with new media. Debunking the stereotype of the self-taught computer whiz, new media scholar and filmmaker Patricia G. Lange describes the collaborative social networks kids use to negotiate identity and develop digital literacy on the ‘Tube. Her long-term ethnographic studies also cover peer-based and family-driven video-making dynamics, girl geeks, civic engagement, and representational ethics. This book makes key contributions to new media studies, communication, science and technology studies, digital anthropology, and informal education.

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Teaching Arts & Science With the New Social Media

Title: Teaching Arts & Science With the New Social Media

(Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education)
Author: Charles Wankel
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0857247816 | 405 pages

This book will cover a wide range of approaches to applying social media in teaching arts and science courses. The first part of the book, SOCIAL LEARNING AND NETWORKING APPROACHES TO TEACHING ARTS & SCIENCE, will cover collaborative social media in writing courses, the use of wikis as a platform for co-creation of digital content, and powerful data sharing. Part two, SOCIAL MEDIA PEDAGOGIES FOR THE FUTURE OF ARTS & SCIENCE LEARNING, explores the expansive vistas enabled by these new technologies. The use of content posting in public social media forums as an enabler of critical reflection is considered, as will the use of social media to augment face-to-face meetings. The third part, LEARNING ARTS & SCIENCE IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIRTUAL WORLDS, will look to the opportunities and downsides of this immersive technology. Design recommendations for instructors will be put forth. Part four, BLOGGING AND MICROBLOGGING IN A NEW EPOCH OF TEACHING ARTS & SCIENCE, will look at a welter of applications and implications for teaching practices. For example, the use of Twitter as a sandbox where students share ideas before arriving in class or as back-channels to classes is explored.

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New Digital Literacies

Title: New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Social Learning (3rd edition)

Authors: Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel

2011 | 296 Pages | ISBN: 0335242162

New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Social Learning (3rd edition) (Repost)

The new edition of this popular book takes a fresh look at what it means to think of literacies as social practices. The book explores what is distinctively ‘new’ within a range of currently popular everyday ways of generating, communicating and negotiating meanings. Revised, updated and significantly reconceptualised throughout, the book includes:
Closer analysis of new literacies in terms of active collaboration
A timely discussion of using wikis and other collaborative online writing resources
Updated and expanded accounts of digital remix and blogging practices
An explanation of social learning and collaborative platforms for social learning
A fresh focus on online social networking
A new batch of discussion questions and stimulus activities
The importance of social learning for becoming proficient in many new literacy practices, and the significance of new media for expanding the reach and potential of social learning are discussed in the final part of the book. New Literacies 3/e concludes by describing empirical cases of social learning approaches mediated by collaborative learning platforms.
This book is essential reading for students and academics within literacy studies, cultural or communication studies and education.

Title: Digital Literacies: Social Learning and Classroom Practices

(Published in association with the UKLA)
Authors: Victoria Carrington and Muriel Robinson
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1847870376, 1847870384 | 184 pages

Digital technologies are an everyday part of life for students and this book explores the ways in which they can be used in schools. The authors provide insight into the research on digital technologies, stressing its relevance for schools, and suggest ways to develop new, more relevant pedagogies, particularly for social learning, literacy, and literate practices. With a practical focus, the examples and issues explored in this book will help you to analyze your own practice and to carry out your own small-scale research projects.