Ann Amicucci, temporary faculty member in the English Department, published the article “‘How They Really Talk’: Two Students’ Perspectives on Digital Literacies in the Writing Classroom” in the March 2014 issue of Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.
In this article, Amicucci responds to the need for more student voices in digital literacies research by discussing the results of interviews with two college students concerning the roles that their non-academic digital literacy practices can play in first-year college writing courses. She discusses students’ ideas for utilizing non-academic digital literacies to provide a social context for situated writing practice and to give students the opportunity to exercise and critically recognize their abilities to code switch for different communicative purposes. Amicucci argues that we need to acquire knowledge about students’ individual positions as users of technology and facilitate students’ critical engagement with the digital technologies they use.
A podcast interview with Amicucci about the article is available online.
Department of English