Multiliteracies for a Digital Age (Studies in Writing and Rhetoric)

Multiliteracies for a Digital Age (Studies in Writing and Rhetoric)

By: Stuart A. Selber (author)Hardback

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Multiliteracies for a Digital Age serves as a guide for composition teachers to develop effective, full-scale computer literacy programs that are also professionally responsible by emphasizing different kinds of literacies. Stuart A. Selber also proposes methods for helping students move among these literacies in strategic ways. Defining computer literacy as a domain of writing and communication, Selber addresses the questions that few other computer literacy texts consider: What should a computer literate student be able to do? What is required of literacy teachers to educate such a student? How can functional computer literacy fit within the values of teaching writing and communication as a profession? Reimagining functional literacy in ways that speak to teachers of writing and communication, he builds a framework for computer literacy instruction that blends functional, critical, and rhetorical concerns in the interest of social action and change. Multiliteracies for a Digital Age reviews the extensive literature on computer literacy and critiques it from a humanistic perspective. This approach, which will remain useful as new versions of computer hardware and software inevitab

About Author

Stuart A. Selber is an assistant professor of English at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the editor of Computers and Technical Communication: Pedagogical and Programmatic Perspectives and the coeditor of Central Works in Technical Communication.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780809325511
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780809325511
  • ISBN10: 0809325519

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