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Handbook of Research on New Literacies

Edited by: Julie Coiro , Michele Knobel , Colin Lankshear , Donald J. Leu

Print publication date:  March  2008
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9780805856514
eBook ISBN: 9781410618894
Adobe ISBN: 9781136650864

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Situated at the intersection of two of the most important areas in educational research today — literacy and technology — this handbook draws on the potential of each while carving out important new territory. It provides leadership for this newly emerging field, directing scholars to the major issues, theoretical perspectives, and interdisciplinary research pertaining to new literacies. Reviews of research are organized into six sections:

  • Methodologies
  • Knowledge and Inquiry
  • Communication
  • Popular Culture, Community, and Citizenship: Everyday Literacies
  • Instructional Practices and Assessment
  • Multiple Perspectives on New Literacies Research


  • Brings together a diverse international team of editors and chapter authors
  • Provides an extensive collection of research reviews in a critical area of educational research
  • Makes visible the multiple perspectives and theoretical frames that currently drive work in new literacies
  • Establishes important space for the emerging field of new literacies research
  • Includes a unique Commentary section: The final section of the Handbook reprints five central research studies. Each is reviewed by two prominent researchers from their individual, and different, theoretical position. This provides the field with a sense of how diverse lenses can be brought to bear on research as well as the benefits that accrue from doing so. It also provides models of critical review for new scholars and demonstrates how one might bring multiple perspectives to the study of an area as complex as new literacies research.

The Handbook of Research on New Literacies is intended for the literacy research community, broadly conceived, including scholars and students from the traditional reading and writing research communities in education and educational psychology as well as those from information science, cognitive science, psychology, sociolinguistics, computer mediated communication, and other related areas that find literacy to be an important area of investigation.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Central Issues in New Literacies and New Literacies Research Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Toward a Connective Ethnography of Online/Offline Literacy Networks Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Large-Scale Quantitative Research on New Technology in Teaching and Learning Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Converging Traditions of Research on Media and Information Literacies Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Conduct of Qualitative Interviews Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Case of Rebellion: Researching Multimodal Texts Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Approaches to the Study of New Literacies Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Learning, Change, and Power: Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Web as a Source of Information for Students in K–12 Education Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Where Do We Go Now? Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Changing Landscape of Text and Comprehension in the Age of New Literacies Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Exploring Culture in the Design of New Technologies of Literacy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Multimedia Literacy Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Multiliteracies and Metalanguage: Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Mediating Technologies and Second Language Learning Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Of a Divided Mind Download PDF
Chapter  17:  People, Purposes, and Practices Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Gender in Online Communication Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Intersections of Popular Culture, Identities, and New Literacies Research Download PDF
Chapter  20:  College Students and New Literacy Practices Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Just Don’t Call Them Cartoons Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Cognition and Literacy in Massively Multiplayer Online Games Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Video-Game Literacy Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Community, Culture, and Citizenship in Cyberspace Download PDF
Chapter  25:  New Literacies and Community Inquiry Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Digital Writing in the Early Years Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Teaching Popular-Culture Texts in the Classroom Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Using New Media in the Secondary English Classroom Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Price of Information Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Multimodal Instructional Practices Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Multimodal Reading and Comprehension in Online Environments Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Assessing New Literacies in Science and Mathematics Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Learning Management Systems and Virtual Learning Environments Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Savannah Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Being a Lion and Being a Soldier: Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Savannah: Mobile Gaming and Learning Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The Nature of Middle School Learners’ Science Content Understandings with the Use of Online Resources  Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Intertextuality and the Study of New Literacies Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Internet Pedagogy Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Instant Messaging, Literacies, and Social Identities  Download PDF
Chapter  41:  An Essay Review of the Lewis and Fabos Article on Instant Messaging Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Thoughts on the Lewis and Fabos Article on Instant Messaging Download PDF
Chapter  43:  L2 Literacy and the Design of the Self  Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Critical Review Download PDF
Chapter  45:  A Commentary on “L2 Literacy and the Design of Self”: Electronic Representation and Social Networking Download PDF
Chapter  46:  The Journey Ahead  Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Researching Technology and Literacy Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Internet Literacy Influences Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
About_the_Authors Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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