Mobile literacies : Moving from the word to the world

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Simpson, Alyson and Walsh, M.. (2017). Mobile literacies : Moving from the word to the world. In The Case of the iPad: Mobile Literacies in Education pp. 257-265 Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4364-2_16
AuthorsSimpson, Alyson and Walsh, M.
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In this chapter, we explore and critique the concept of ‘mobile literacies’ and consider how it has been interpreted through this book in relation to tablet use. We find that, rather than offering another definition of literacy within new digital environments, it is a paradoxical concept with flexible interpretations. While it may suggest unlimited boundaries with new technologies, it can in fact be limited by both its creators and users. Throughout the book the authors have provided grounded insights through complex research studies that allow us to problematise the term mobile literacies. The chapters explore challenges arising from theorisations of relationships between bodies, texts and devices entangled in widely varied social contexts. Each study provides a lens through which literacy practices can be viewed as ways of making meaning in a technologically mediated world.

KeywordsMobile Literacies; technology; Literacy Studies; Technology in Education; Mobile education; Education and iPads; Materiality in Education; Meaning-making in edcuation learning and instruction
Page range257-265
Year01 Jan 2017
Book titleThe Case of the iPad: Mobile Literacies in Education
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Place of publicationSingapore
ISBN9789811043635
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4364-2_16
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