Literacy and computers: The complications of teaching and learning with technology
Editors: Susan Hilligoss, Cynthia L. Selfe
Contributing author: Betsy Bowen
Betsy Bowen is a contributing author, “Telecommunications networks: Expanding the contexts for literacy”, pp. 113-129.
Book description: 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.
Bowen, Betsy (1994). Telecommunications networks: Expanding the contexts for literacy." In Susan Hilligoss & Cynthis Selfe (Eds.) Literacy and computers: The complications of teaching and learning with technology. NY: Modern Language Association. (113-129).
Hilligoss, Susan; Selfe, Cynthia L.; and Bowen, Betsy, "Literacy and computers: The complications of teaching and learning with technology" (1994). English Faculty Book Gallery. 14.