Critical Approaches to Teaching Writing in the 21st Century
Multimodal. Multimedia. Electronic Writing. Digital Literacy. Electracy. Computers and Writing. Classroom Technology. Digital Pedagogy. COMPOSITION 2.0.
“where writing once meant print text—black marks on white paper, left to right and top to bottom—today ‘writing’ is in full Technicolor; it is nonlinear and alive with sounds, voices, and images of all kinds” (Andrea Lunsford)
"We have to embrace technology issues not as part of what we do, but as central to what we do. Technology is what we do, or what we need to do, not just because literacy is always technologized, not just because of computers AND composition, but because of the big picture technological issues that are always brought to bear on all facets of our lives and work."
(Adam Banks, 2015)
“literacy pedagogy must now account for the burgeoning variety of text forms associated with information and multimedia technologies”
(New London Group, 1996)
“We are in the midst of a tectonic change...Never before has the proliferation of writings outside of the academy so counterpointed the compositions inside” (Kathleen B. Yancey, 2003)
“if our profession continues to focus solely on the teaching of alphabetic composition—either online or in print—we run the risk of making composition studies increasingly irrelevant to students engaging in contemporary practices of communicating"