The uses of multimedia: three digital literacy case studies

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Hartley, John, McWilliam, Kelly, Burgess, Jean and Banks, John. 2008. "The uses of multimedia: three digital literacy case studies." Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources. https://doi.org/10.1177/1329878x0812800108
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The uses of multimedia: three digital literacy case studies

ERA Journal ID9242
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHartley, John (Author), McWilliam, Kelly (Author), Burgess, Jean (Author) and Banks, John (Author)
Journal TitleMedia International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources
Number of Pages14
Year2008
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1329-878X
2200-467X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1329878x0812800108
Web Address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1329878X0812800108
Abstract

We identify some tensions between formal education and informal learning in the uses of popular literacy since the nineteenth century, in order to argue for a 'demand-led' model of education in digital literacy. We go on to analyse three case studies — digital storytelling, the Flickr photosharing site and the MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) Fury — to discuss issues arising from demand-led learning, which requires a procedural (not propositional) model of knowledge, a vernacular and informal model of creativity, and a 'navigator' and entrepreneurial model of consumer agency. In light of these examples, the article raises the question of how digital literacy can and should be taught.

Keywordsdigital literacy; media literacy; digital literacies; digital storytelling; MMOG; Flickr; education
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020460806. Human-computer interaction
460399. Computer vision and multimedia computation not elsewhere classified
470214. Screen and media culture
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Byline AffiliationsQueensland University of Technology
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