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- ISBN: 9780415276672 | 0415276675
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 5/17/2002
Written by leading international scholars from a range of disciplines,Silicon Literaciesexamine the implications of electronic text. From role-playing in computer games to eBay to Internet degree programs, this book reveals that being "computer-literate" entails an understanding of how different modalities combine to create meaning. The contributors of this book recognize that in the digital age reading and writing are only a part of what it means to be literate. This book facilitates an understanding of the ways in which new technology influences, shapes and even transforms the concept of literacy.