How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Communication, Innovation and Education in the Electronic Age
Written by leading international scholars from a range of disciplines, Silicon Literacies examine the implications of electronic text. From role-playing in computer games to eBay to Internet degree programs, this book reveals that being "computer-literate" entails an understanding of how different modalities combine to create meaning. The contributors of this book recognize that in the digital age reading and writing are only a part of what it means to be literate. This book facilitates an understanding of the ways in which new technology influences, shapes and even transforms the concept of literacy.