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Building Fictional Ethos: Analysing the Rhetorical Strategies of Persona Design for Online Role Play
E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 8, No. 4 (2011) pp. 327–342
This article presents a qualitative case study that uses discourse and social semiotic analysis methods in order to examine the rhetorical construction of fictional personas within an online role play used for learning in the college classroom. Of...
"That's Not Something I Was, I Am, or Am Ever Going to Be:" Multimodal Self-Assertion in Digital Video Production
E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 12, No. 2 (March 2015) pp. 164–182
Issues of representation and identity are paramount in youth media. These issues are further complicated when youth draw on popular culture and other media resources as vehicles to interpret and represent themselves (Alvermann, 2008, Jenkins et al., ...
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This study investigates the processes and products of multimodal and multi-authored digital media composition. Using ethnographic case study and Mediated Discourse Analysis (Norris & Jones, 2005), this study focuses specifically on the digital media ...
English Teaching: Practice and Critique Vol. 10, No. 3 (September 2011) pp. 60–71
This article discusses how prolonged participation and digital composition online intersect to forge material extensions of the physical body, or limbs beyond the skin. Based on postmodern theories of technology and the body, I argue that these...
Pedagogies: An International Journal Vol. 11, No. 4 (2016) pp. 335–353
As the tools and modes of literate practice continually emerge, so too must our critical approaches to understanding their expression. While media production has been praised for its potential to provide youth a voice to challenge dominant...
Learning Argument Practices through Online Role-Play: Toward a Rhetoric of Significance and Transformation
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 52, No. 6 (March 2009) pp. 460–468
One important literacy practice is the ability to formulate effective arguments to convince others of the validity of one's position. In this commentary, the authors discuss the literacy practices involved in formulating arguments as well as the...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 45, No. 2 (2011) pp. 165–181
Social networking sites may include argumentative writing about particular issues in which participants adopt competing perspective and discourses on those issues. This study examined roles and discourses adopted by high school students...
English Journal Vol. 100, No. 5 (May 2011) pp. 33–39
This article discusses how students use online role-play to collaborate and change real school policy. Playing different characters in an online role-play, students explore controversial aspects of Internet filtering and adopt a plan to change their ...