Category Archives: literacy

Online language – Why do we need to teach it?

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This the fifth in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther looks at why we need to teach online language as part of digital capability and basic literacy.

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Online language – How are communities using it?

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This the fourth in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther looks at how online communities use language characteristics and conventions as part of their identity.

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Online language – A new species of language

Originally posted on Inspiring learning.

This the third in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther talks about David Crystal’s theory that online language is neither speaking nor writing although it has features of both. It’s a new species of language.

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Online language – What does it look like?

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This the second in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther looks at four different characteristics of this method of communication – what features and protocols do we see developing online?

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Online language – Journey to a PhD

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This the first in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Esther starts by describing how she came to do a PhD in education and online language.

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