Book reviewed!! (Digital Literacies by Lankshear & Knobel)


i’ve ploughed my way through Lankshear & Knobel’s “Digital Literacies: concepts, policies and practices.” (2008)

Yes i’ve been reading it all year, but the final onslaught took me 4 days of sitting inside, during my holiday from work.. when the springtime sun was shining outside. How do i always manage to forget that academic reading can be horribly difficult!! If you’re out of practice, you need to diligently take notes on every page.. or you may as well not have read it.

Anyway, it’s done now, handed over to Tricia the Editor of Fine Print at Valbec (Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council).. where it will hopefully appear in the Spring 2009 edition (Spring ’09 Vol 32 No. 3).

..and in spite of the painstaking nature of wading through Academic Guff, some interesting ideas in the book, particularly:

cover of digital literacies

  • Allan Martin on “digital literacy & the digital society” (ch7)
  • Julie Davies on eBay: “Pay and Display – the digital literacies of online shoppers” (ch10);
  • Colin and Michele the editors on Facebook: “Digital Literacy and Participation in Online Social Networking Spaces”, which i’ve written about already on this site (ch11);

Okay, back to work now.

Spring ’09 Vol 32 No.

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