Adam Mackie's New Literacies Dictionary: Primer for the Twenty-first Century Learner is addressed to twenty-first century teachers and twenty-first century learners. The hyperlinked entries are a resource, a reference, and a tool for those interested in teaching lessons in new literacies or for those seeking ideas, samples, discussions, and reflections on digital and multimodal texts. A discussion on a contemporary definition of new literacy can be found within the entry on "Literacy," for example, but can be understood as a "sociocultural perspective on literacy" (Lankshear and Knobel 1) or a literacy accounting for the relational aspects of information exchange. An underlying goal of the dictionary is to connect teachers and students in the twenty-first century with a resource that offers multi-literate inspiration in an age of ever-changing literacy.
About Adam Mackie
Adam Mackie graduated from Colorado State University in 2011 with a Master of Arts in English, with a concentration in education. A New Literacies Dictionary: Primer for the Twenty-first Century Learner, originally designed as a website on Google Sites, was defended as a Master's project to the Department of English in 2010, passed with distinction, and received honorary mention in the Department of Journalism & Technical Communication's 2010 CSU Media Festival. He lives in Colorado, with his wife and son, and plans to pursue a career as an English educator.
Publication Information: Mackie, Adam. (2011). A New Literacies Dictionary: Primer for the Twenty-first Century Learner. Practice & Pedagogy. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse. Available at http://wac.colostate.edu/books/mackie/
Publication Date: May 1, 2011