Social Media and Literacy: Exploring how social media is changing our definition of literacy

Social Media and Literacy: Exploring how social media is changing our definition of literacy

For this assignment, our group has explored social media and how it is changing our definition of literacy. We have chosen to present our information through a variety of modalities, including videos and Prezi, which are hosted on our project website. Our homepage is set up as a blog which provides an overview of the creative and collaborative process that we took to create our final website. We then explore what it means to be literate in the 21st century and the influence of social media on literacy learning and development. Our research for this assignment led us to what we believe are three main themes related to the impact that social media has had on literacy learning: the promotion of collaborative learning, the motivational effect social media has on student engagement in writing, and the changing meaning of author and audience.

We have included opportunities for you to participate in social media by adding your thoughts and comments on the different pages of our site. Please click on the image below to access our site!

Mel Burgess, Emma Sarbit & Lauren MacDonald

http://blogs.ubc.ca/socialmediaandliteracy/

 

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