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RTS and RPGs : New literacies and multiplayer computer games

Beavis, Catherine 2002, RTS and RPGs : New literacies and multiplayer computer games, in AARE 2002 : Problematic futures : educational research in an era of uncertainty ; AARE 2002 conference papers, Australian Association for Research in Education, Coldstream, Vic., pp. 1-5.

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Title RTS and RPGs : New literacies and multiplayer computer games
Author(s) Beavis, CatherineORCID iD for Beavis, Catherine orcid.org/0000-0002-8835-0309
Conference name Australian Association for Research in Education. Conference (2002 : Brisbane, Queensland)
Conference location Brisbane, Queensland
Conference dates 1 - 5 December 2002
Title of proceedings AARE 2002 : Problematic futures : educational research in an era of uncertainty ; AARE 2002 conference papers
Editor(s) Jeffrey, Peter L.
Publication date 2002
Start page 1
End page 5
Publisher Australian Association for Research in Education
Place of publication Coldstream, Vic.
Summary Technopopular culture such as computer games immerses young people in highly complex and engaging worlds, worlds in which literacy and communicative practices are significantly reconfigured and extended by the contexts in which they occur. This paper reports on a study exploring the textual engagement, pleasures and literacies entailed in playing on line computer games amongst a group of young people aged 15-16. It explores the ways in which these young people read and utilised intersections between traditional print-based text, visual images, symbols, sound, interactivity and other elements to play and make sense of a range of Real Time Strategy and Role Playing Computer Games; the place of games and gaming amongst other text-based leisure activities in their lives; and issues of interpretation, representation and response entailed in playing with real or virtual partners in cyberspace.
ISSN 1324-9320
Language eng
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©2002, AARE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30013849

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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