Date: 12-Nov-2010 From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org> Subject: Digital Genres, New Literacies and Autonomy in Language Learning: Luzón, Ruiz-Madrid, Villanueva (Eds) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Digital Genres, New Literacies and Autonomy in Language Learning
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Editor: María José Luzón
Editor: María Noelia Ruiz-Madrid
Editor: María Luisa Villanueva
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443823418 Pages: 260 Price: U.S. $ 59.99
The exponential growth in the amount and complexity of information transmitted and shared on the Internet and the capabilities afforded by new information technologies result in the continuous emergence of new genres and new literacy practices that call for new models of genre analysis and new approaches to teaching literacy and language, where language learning autonomy has to take centre stage. Any pedagogical approach which seeks to develop autonomy in online language learning should also be concerned with the development of new literacies, with raising an awareness of digital texts and with the cognitive processes learners engage in when constructing meaning in hypertext.
The purpose of this volume is to lay the foundations for an approach to online language learning which draws on the analysis of digital texts and of the practices and strategies involved in using such texts. With this aim in mind, this book incorporates and draws relations between research on digital genres, autonomy, electronic literacies and language learning tasks, combining theoretical reflections with pedagogical research.
The chapters in this volume, written by researchers from different academic traditions, report research concerning digital genres, new literacy skills and the design of webtasks for effective language learning. These chapters will be useful resources for researchers and doctoral students interested in the development of autonomous language learning in digital environments.
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