Assignments as controversies: A study of digital literacy and writing in classroom practice

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Approaching academic assignments as practical controversies, this book offers a novel approach to the study of digital literacy. Through in-depth accounts of assignment writing in college classrooms, Bhatt examines ways of understanding how students engage with digital media in curricular activities and how these give rise to new practices of information management and knowledge creation. He further considers what these new practices portend for a stronger theory of digital literacy in an age of informational abundance and ubiquitous connectivity.

Looking also at how institutional digital learning policies and strategies are applied in classrooms, and how students may embrace or avoid imposed technologies, this book offers an in-depth study of learner practices. It is through the comprehensive study of such practices that we can better understand the efficacy of technological investments in education, and the dynamic nature of digital literacy on the part of students charged with using those technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages160
ISBN (Electronic)9781315644509
ISBN (Print)9781138185456
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

Publication series

NameResearch in Literacy


  • writing
  • writing development
  • digital literacies
  • education
  • literacy studies


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