Friday, June 1, 2007

Teaching through Text Messaging!

An interesting article from UNLV about using text messaging as a teaching tool. The English instructors claim that text messaging is more universal, therefore allowing students from various cultural backgrounds to better communicate. Instead of these instructors viewing text message "codes" such as Thxs as inappropriate, they are taking the opportunity to learn how a whole community of learners and collaborators have developed outside of K-16 education. A new broader view of what constitutes literacy and what is literacy is beginning to take place.

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