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I did see today, in the women's loo, a writer who asked for users of the loo to follow her on twitter and there was the @ alias. Perhaps I should also mention that this loo was in the Interdisciplinary Science Building at the University of Alberta...
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Simon, I'm just wondering about the idea that the transliterate abilities are covered by media, design and communications...are they? Are those subjects as inclusive as transliteracy aims to be? Though each field might share with transliteracy the notion of incremental developments/transformations does each highlight different technologies and (for me at least) the notion of simultaneity. That we need to be able to navigate the technology and the interaction and the critical reflective thinking together? Or perhaps for me the idea of literacy and what that word connotes is more powerful (maybe due to its history) that design and media ideas? Would you explain a few of the media or design concepts that you have in mind?
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Hi Simon, Thanks for your interesting comment. I think you understand what I'm trying to convey - the notion of constant (as long as we're aware) transformation/transition/development. I wonder if the problem is with the "word" literacy or rather our (communal) interpretation? Literacy, like our notions of transliteracy, can change to accommodate technological and societal changes. I wonder if linking the notion of literacy (or transliteracy) too closely with technology is where the difficulty arises. If we talk about knowledge and "reading" as an interpretive, participatory and critical thinking ability (more than letters on a page) and how that is informed by what we "read," would transition not be an obvious element? I suppose this issue is highlighted for me in my classrooms and in trying to encourage students to think beyond the boundaries of each technology (books, papers, laptops) and reflect on processes. If literacy is still the problem word for you, what would you suggest in its place? And, by suggesting a new word don't you think we're undoing the notion that transliteracy (at least in my opinion) is incremental and builds on what came before...?
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