Literacy in the information age: Inquiries into meaning making with new technologies

Educators today want to go beyond how-to manuals and publications that merely celebrate the many exciting new technologies as they appear in schools. Students are immersed in an evolving world of new technology development in which they are not passive recipients of these technologies but active interpreters of them. How do you help learners interpret […]

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Youth development bibliography

Agosto, D. E. (2001, Spring). Bridging the culture gap: ten steps toward a more multicultural youth library. Journal of Youth Services in Libraries, 14(3), pp. 38-41. Considers how awareness of the social value of multicultural materials could make youth librarians realize the need for the inclusion of such materials in public and school library collections. Linguistic […]

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Community inquiry bibliography

Community inquiry is inquiry conducted of, for, and by communities as living social organisms. Community emphasizes support for collaborative activity and for creating knowledge, which is connected to people’s values, history, and lived experiences. Inquiry points to support for open-ended, democratic, participatory engagement. Community inquiry is thus a learning process that brings theory and action […]

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How does art help us make sense of experience?

Dewey saw how mental life and the physical were mutually constituted. This goes beyond “a sound mind in a sound body”, to say that the aspects of the world that are meaningful to us are those which we construct, while at the same time we are products of the physical and social worlds we inhabit. […]

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What is inquiry-based learning?

Inquiry-based learning is difficult to describe in a fixed and straightforward way (see Other definitions of inquiry-based learning). When viewed from a curricular perspective, it is often seen as a process that provides opportunities for learners to engage in the practices of life beyond the classroom — using the tools and methods of scientists, artists, […]

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Keywords

Inspired by Raymond Williams’s Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (London: Fontana, 1975); expanded from Literacy in the Information Age: Inquiries into Meaning Making with New Technologies; definitions for a variety of terms related to learning and new technologies. Affilliate, reseller, or Value Added Reseller (VAR) a web site that links to another site […]

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Resources

These are resources created primarily by my students or me. Bibliographies Community inquiry General bibliography Graduate student survival–resources and ideas about graduate school study; common themes about collaboration, finding information, focus, and time management Inquiry-based learning–discussion of the inquiry model of learning Journals–journals I read, publish in, or review for Keywords–inspired by Raymond Williams’s Keywords: […]

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Research

Click the map above for schematics of the research areas, or the links below for narrative details: Community inquiry Inquiry-based learning Technology-enhanced learning See also: Recent work Publications Word clouds from my publications Presentations Slide shows Tips on doing research Professor Bruce’s background in computer sciences reflects a continuing interest in the promise, as well […]

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JAAL Technology Department

During 1997-2002, I edited the Technology Department in the International Reading Association’s Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (JAAL). The columns were intended to promote dialogue about new communication and information technologies and to explore what these media mean for literacy and literacy educators. Each had several distinct sections, including an “email” message from me, […]

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