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Literacy and Computers
The Complications of Teaching and Learning with Technology

Editor(s): Cynthia L. Selfe, Susan Hilligoss

Pages: ix & 387 pp.
Published: 1994
ISBN: 9780873525800 (paperback)
ISBN: 9780873525794 (hardcover)

"Recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and researchers."
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Computers, this collection of essays suggests, are transforming texts, language, and literacy itself. In easy-to-understand language, Literacy and Computers discusses computer-related issues within several larger contexts: the politics, social implications, and economics of literacy education; the roles of authors and readers; the nature of interpretation and subjectivity; and the ways in which human beings construct meaning. The first three parts of the volume examine
  • how computers have become part of the classroom
  • how electronic networks function as tools for reading, writing, and interpreting texts
  • how hypertext, a specialized genre of computer programs, relates to traditional notions of text
The fourth part pulls together the multiple voices of the previous contributions and urges readers to venture beyond early studies of computers in composition classrooms. Addressed to novice and expert computer users alike, Literacy and Computers describes the possibilities--and the difficulties--posed by the new technologies.

Contributors
Ellen L. Barton
Betsy A. Bowen
Davida Charney
William Costanzo
David N. Dobrin
L. M. Dryden
Ann Hill Duin
Janis Forman
Gary Graves
Christina Haas
Carl Haller
Craig Hansen
Gail E. Hawisher
Johndan Johnson-Eilola
William Goodrich Jones
Nancy Kaplan
Paul J. LeBlanc
Stuart Moulthrop
Christine M. Neuwirth
Catherine F. Smith
Billie J. Wahlstrom
William Wresch
Jane Zeni



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