Texts* in the 21st CenturyETAQ State Conference 2011 Kelli McGraw Queensland University of Technology * Please do not sniff the texts.
The medium is the message…
English Teacher… Words? Books? Listening? Stories? Letters? Radio? Voices? Communication? Poetry? Quotations? Shakespeare? Imagination? Ball point pens? Drinking tea? Sitting in armchairs? Stacking things nicely? Keeping old things? Drifting? Flying? KNOWING?
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Digital publishing makes possible the creation of new digital genres… Digital narratives like http://www.inanimatealice.com/
Digital publishing also creates new audiences and modes of authorship… e.g. Consider the digital literacy required to understand (and make) ‘hyperlinks’. Digital journalism Readers can comment Collaborative publishing
http://www.12words.com.au/ Digital publishing encourages new text forms and features…including ones that could just as easily exist on paper.