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A tale of two tasks: editing in the era of digital literacies
Abstract This article argues that editing in the erThis article argues that editing in the era of digital literacies is a complex, collaborative endeavor that requires a sophisticated awareness of audience and purpose and a knowledge of multiple conventions for conveying meaning and ensuring accuracy. It compares group editing of an article about the New York Yankees baseball team on Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia, to the decontextualized proofreading task required of seventh graders on a state-level examination. It concludes that literacy instruction in schools needs to prepare students for the multiple dimensions of editing in both print and online environments, which means teaching them to negotiate meanings with others, not merely to correct surface-feature errors. merely to correct surface-feature errors.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Longitudinal  +
Comments By dismissing examples of collaborative writing in digital environments, we as teachers and our students are missing rich opportunities to consider new roles and relationships for writers
Conclusion If, as teachers, we dismiss examples of coIf, as teachers, we dismiss examples of collaborative writing in digital environments such as Wikipedia because they do not fit traditional (and often hierarchical) conceptions of authorship and authority, we miss rich opportunities to consider new roles and relationships for writers. Worse, our students miss them, too.iters. Worse, our students miss them, too.
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Doi 10.1598/JAAL.53.1.7 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22A%2Btale%2Bof%2Btwo%2Btasks%3A%2Bediting%2Bin%2Bthe%2Bera%2Bof%2Bdigital%2Bliteracies%22  +
Has author Kelly Chandler-Olcott +
Has domain Education +
Has topic Student contribution + , Student information literacy +
Issue 1  +
Pages 71-74  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy +
Publisher International Reading Association +
Research design Case study  +
Research questions My purpose is not to take a position on thMy purpose is not to take a position on the credibility controversy. I understand why teachers are concerned about students citing Wikipedia uncritically, and I understand why tech-savvy teens growing up in an open-source culture might chafe at those concerns. What I find most interesting about Wikipedia, though, is less about whether information on a page can be trusted and more about how the pages are constructed collaboratively online. Teachers’ justification for banning or limiting students’ use of Wikipedia (“ANYONE can contribute”) is also what makes it a powerful example of 21st-century editinga powerful example of 21st-century editing
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Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title A tale of two tasks: editing in the era of digital literacies
Unit of analysis Article  +
Url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1598/JAAL.53.1.7/abstract  +
Volume 53  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  + , Article:talk  + , History  +
Year 2009  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:25:41  +
Categories Student contribution  + , Student information literacy  + , Education  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:19:43  +
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