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Mobile texts and migrant audiences : rethinking literacy and assessment in a new media age

Stornaiuolo, Amy, Hull, Glynda A. and Nelson, Mark Evan 2009, Mobile texts and migrant audiences : rethinking literacy and assessment in a new media age, Language arts, vol. 86, no. 5, pp. 382-392.

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Title Mobile texts and migrant audiences : rethinking literacy and assessment in a new media age
Author(s) Stornaiuolo, Amy
Hull, Glynda A.
Nelson, Mark Evan
Journal name Language arts
Volume number 86
Issue number 5
Start page 382
End page 392
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
Place of publication Columbus, Oh.
Publication date 2009-05
ISSN 0360-9170
1943-2402
Keyword(s) assessment
elementary
literacy
middle
research
school and community relations
technology
Summary This article highlights the importance of rethinking literacy assessment in a digital and global world. Although pressures currently abound to narrow conceptions and practices of literacy, especially in an era of high stakes testing, digital multimodality and connectivity offer the potential for new ways of thinking, representing, and communicating, as well as new avenues for participating in relationships across social, geographic, and cultural difference. We explore the challenges of redesigning assessments so that they better take into account children's multiliterate capabilities. In so doing, we offer examples from our work in afterschool contexts that demonstrate how we have grappled with the complexities of assessment in new times.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2009, National Council of Teachers of English
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042624

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