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1 New Learning Technology Multi-literacy Integration

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3 Liquid Modernity Zygmunt Bauman (2000) believes we have entered a age of liquid modernity where the change is a permanent condition of human life. In the recent past, up until mid 20 th Century the belief was that if you understand enough about the world it is a predictable place. The unexpected is an aberration. The real complexity of the world has only been recently acknowledge with the result that meanings and understanding are constantly changing. The world wide web has placed much of this information at our finger tips changing the power and dynamics of the world.

4 Multiliteracies Functional user - Technical competence - ‘How to’ Knowledge Meaning maker -Understand how different text types and technologies operate Critical analyser - Understanding all that is told and studied is selective Transformer -Using what has been leant in new ways South Australian Department of Education and Children’s Services

5 The New London Group developed a theory which includes six elements of design in the meaning-making process. These elements of design recognise many different kinds of literacy which stand alone, and also combine into multimodal texts. These texts are expressed through the visual medium, through different media and in different social contexts. The six design elements are: Linguistic Meaning - language in cultural contexts Visual Meaning - seeing and viewing Audio Meaning - hearing and sound Gestural Meaning – movement Spatial Meaning - space and place within multimodal patterns of meaning that relate to the above five meaning South Australian Department of Education and Children’s Services Designers of meaning

6 Websites & the Internet In 2010 there were Over 200 million websites 1,966, 514, 816 users on the internet which is 28% of the world population. In Australia 80.1%

7 Life-stage and internet use CCi Digital Futures 2010

8 Age and internet use CCi Digital Futures 2010

9 Income and internet use CCi Digital Futures 2010

10 As an information source CCi Digital Futures 2010

11 Predictions… "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943 "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation "640K ought to be enough for anybody." - Bill Gates, microsoft

12 References Bauman, Z. (2000). Liquid modernity. Cambridge, England: Poulty Press. Ewing, S., & Thomas, J.(2010). CCi Futures 2010: The internet in Australia. Melbourne: ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries Mini Watts Marketing Group (2010) World Internet usage and population statistics South Australian Government – Department of Education and Children Services


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