#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…

Space, Place, and #literacies

In November, #literacies chat will bookend Episode 13 of the LRA Show. The topic is Space, Place, and #literacies. On Thursday (11/6) @ 8 PM EST #literacies chat: Join us on Twitter for a conversation using the hashtag #literacies about the role of place and space in teaching and learning. If you are new to…

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…

Critical Race Theory

This month, we will consider Critical Race Theory. On Thursday (7/10) 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: 1. How are people conceptualizing CRT? 2. What contributions does CRT make toward…

Gaming in Education

This month, we will consider Gaming in Education. On Thursday (6/5) 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: 1. How do you define gaming, or gamification in an educational context? 2….