EDU8415 Multi-Modal Texts and New Literacies (FOEDU)


Semester 1 (WEB)Toowoomba

Semester 3 (WEB)Toowoomba


Units 1.0 (079999) Band 5


Synopsis

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for students to investigate the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on both social and literate practices and to consider the implications for literacy education. Students will consider different points of view on the impact of technology on literacy, in particular, reading. A study will be made of the characteristics of texts delivered via new platforms and the codes and conventions which aid in their construction and deconstruction. Students will draw conclusions about the techno-literacy practices required to be literate in the 21st century and develop literacy pedagogy to support critical engagement with these practices. The focus of the course will be on multi-modal texts and literate practices arising from technology rather than the specifics of the technologies themselves. NOTES: 1. This course (EDU8415) is available through INTERNET DELIVERY ONLY. There are NO print materials for this course. 2. For details of the technical requirements and accessing Internet study materials, please consult the following URL: http://usqconnect.usq.edu.au.