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Transmedia Play: Literacy across Media


Journal of Media Literacy Education Volume 5, Number 2, ISSN 2167-8715


Transmedia play is a new way to understand how children develop critical media literacy and new media literacies through their interactions with contemporary media that links stories and structures across platforms. This essay highlights five characteristics of transmedia play that make it particularly useful for learning: "resourcefulness," "sociality," "mobility," "accessibility," and "replayability," and explains how each characteristic relates to digital and media literacy education.


Alper, M. & Herr-Stephenson, R. (2013). Transmedia Play: Literacy across Media. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 5(2), 366-369. Retrieved July 8, 2020 from .

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