to the speakers, poster presenters, participants, and the CERCLL and UA staff who made this event possible.
Click here for videos of the keynote by Richard Kern and the roundtable discussion with Idoia Elola, Debbie Fields, and Lawrence Williams.
We hope to see many of you at the next Digital Literacies Symposium in Fall 2016!
As digital technologies continue to radically change the social acts of meaning making in which we engage, boundaries once taken for granted between semiotic consumption and production and among various modes and medialities have begun to break down, pushing applied linguists and scholars of language pedagogy to reconsider conceptualizations of literacy in teaching and learning language and cultures. If new literacies afford new forms of meaning making, then they also demand new understandings of the ways in which we acquire and evaluate knowledge and communicate. For more, check out a brief slideshow on (new) digital L2 (multi)literac(y/ies).
This symposium explores the wide array of practices captured by the concept of digital literacies from social networking to gaming to fan fiction to micropublishing as they relate to particular circumstances of learning and living in a second or additional language and culture.
In addition to the keynote talk by Richard Kern and a series of talks and panel discussions held on the University of Arizona campus on October 11, 2014, this event includes online poster presentations with opportunities for both synchronous and asynchronous exchange.
– Jon Reinhardt & Chantelle Warner, Symposium organizers