Multiple technologies and multiliteracies: How Beginning English Teachers Make Sense of Technology and Literacy in their Classroom Instruction

ID: 38210 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Benjamin Boche and Melanie Shoffner, Purdue University, United States

Thursday, March 28 12:10-12:30 PM Location: Bayside A View on map

Presider: Christi Trucks, Jacksonville State Univeristy, United States

Abstract: This brief paper draws from a research study initiated in the fall of 2012 to explore beginning secondary English teachers’ understandings of and experiences with multiliteracies. One element of the study – teachers’ use of technologies to address multiliteracies in their classroom instruction – provides the focus for this brief paper. In order to better understand the connections between technology and multiliteracies, the researchers explore how beginning English teachers make sense of and engage with technology within the context of multiliteracies. They then apply their findings to preservice English teacher preparation.

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