UPCOMING CHATS Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST for #literacies chats on Twitter. In the coming months, we’ll host conversations inspired by chapters in the Handbook of Writing, Literacies, and Education in Digital Cultures. November 14: Digital Divides and Social Inclusion, with Mark Warschauer & Tamara…

November #literacies chat: Digital Divides and Social Inclusion

Continuing our months-long exploration into the Handbook of Writing, Literacies, and Education in Digital Cultures , on Tuesday, November 14 at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST we will discuss issues raised in Chapter 5: Digital Divides and Social Inclusion. The idea of a digital divide has evolved from concerns over simple access to digital devices to conceptions of…

September #Literacies Chat: Supporting students through writing & literacies

In light of recent events including the White supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the announcement of the phase out of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, and the ongoing political climate that many feel is polarizing our country, this month’s #literacies chat focused on how we can support students who may…

Gearing up for #AERA18

Preparing a proposal for the American Educational Research Association‘s 2018 annual meeting may be somewhere on the list of the 100 most exciting things you’re doing this summer (or maybe that’s just my list…), or it may be a daunting task on your to-do list, or a new part of your July routine.  No matter…

#literacies chat 2/4 9PM ET: Communicating w/through/in New Media

I just read the Buzzademia: Scholarship in the Internet Vernacular‘s CFP (h/t @BWGleason). Here’s a snippet: This forthcoming edited collection will present a cross-section of international scholars using these new digital genres to articulate their ideas to undergraduate and general audiences. Listicles, explainers, memes, infographics, GIFs, Vines and many other novel digital genres and formats are…

Three Favorite Things on #literacies chat 12/3

On Thursday, December 3rd at 6-7pm PT, we are bringing three of our favorite things together for a #literacies chat Happy Hour. Please join us and the AERA Writing & Literacies SIG to discuss updates live from the Literacy Research Association annual conference. If you are there in person, you can find a little #literacies F2F…

11/5 Multi-Sited #Literacies Scholarship

When people can ‘check in’ to a location virtually even as they text a friend to see where she is, look at an online review, and chat with present companions–and engage in these activities simultaneously–we might ask what constitutes their ‘site’? As the idea of being ‘in’ a space becomes increasingly fluid, digital tools and…

Expanded Notions of #Literacies

How we (the field, schools, media) conceptualize literacy, and thus define the perimeters for being ‘successful’ as a reader and writer, very much opens and closes spaces for students. Broader notions of literacy, and what it means to be literate (including in online contexts), expands the spaces where students can develop, critique, and utilize literate…

Young Adults and their Writing Practices

This month, we will consider Young Adults and their Writing Practices On Thursday (8/7) 8 PM EST: Join us on Twitter as we begin this conversation via our #literacies chat! If you are new to #literacies chat, more info on how to get involved is available here. We’ll discuss: What is the relationship between young adults’ in-school and out-of-school  writing…