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Title: Children and digital literacy : the importance of digital platforms in literature
Authors: Peltier, Caroline
Keywords: Multimedia systems
Digital media
Media literacy
Instructional systems -- Design
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: This dissertation explores various interactive forms of multimedia in relation to literacy acquisition by looking at three different digital platforms, namely Hangart, Mr Glue Stories and Storybird. The analysis of these applications and digital platforms is carried out mainly in light of Henry Jenkins’ theories put forward in Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture. The dissertation examines the theme of digital literacy from a Western literary and theoretical point of view, explaining concepts like ‘hypernarratives’ and considering how they equip young digital media users with the necessary skills to function in a technology-dominated society. Children need adequate early new media education in order to unfold their full set of digital competences later on. Therefore, a chapter is also dedicated to the introduction and evaluation of new teaching strategies making use of the many new tools at a teacher’s disposal, such as the flipped classroom and so-called WebQuests. Thus, this dissertation aims to confirm the assumption that if technology is introduced at an appropriate time and within the right context, digital platforms are highly beneficial and enrich the ways in which children interact with a text.
Description: B.A.(HONS)ENGLISH
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacArt - 2017
Dissertations - FacArtEng - 2017

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