New Media, New Learning

By Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper analyses the distinctive features of what are often today called the ‘new media’—a range of media created and distributed using digital technologies. The relationships of these new media to education vary from attempts at transliteration of the classroom and heritage learning relationships into the digital media (in the form of ‘learning management systems’, for instance), to the project of teaching about and using these media in the classroom. Endeavours of these kinds implicitly treat the new media as neutral and transparent. The paper challenges this assumption. It asks what is communicatively and representationally new about the new media, and on this basis, how the new media might be the foundation for a ‘new learning’.

Keywords: New Media, Pedagogy

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp.75-80. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 536.200KB).

Dr. Bill Cope

Research Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies, College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

Dr Bill Cope has been a Director of Common Ground Publishing since 1984. Common Ground runs a number of annual conferences in fields education, management and the humanities, as well as developing the collaborative online publishing environment, CommonGroundPUBLISHER. He is a former academic working in a number of Australian universities, and a First Assistant Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. His research and writing, jointly with Prof. Mary Kalantzis, has resulted in a number of books, including: The Powers of Literacy, Falmer Press, London, 1993, Productive Diversity, Pluto Press, Sydney, 1997; A Place in the Sun: Re-Creating the Australian Way of Life, Harper Collins, Sydney, 2000; and Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures, Routledge, London, 2000.

Prof. Mary Kalantzis

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA


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