New Literacies Group
The mission of the New Literacies Group at the University at Buffalo is the advancement of knowledge about and innovative uses of multimodal literacies in the context of an increasingly diverse society. This focus includes, but is not limited to, computer-based digital technologies that provide quick access to multiple modes of representation, that is, digitally afforded multimodality. In both in-school and out-of-school contexts, the NLG focuses on multimodal literacies to mediate excellent teaching and learning for millennial students.
UB Student Work
Upcoming Publications, Spring 2012
Edwards, L., Ferrara, F., & Moore-Russo, D. (Eds.) (in press). Emerging Perspectives on Gesture and Embodiment in Mathematics. In the series International Perspectives on Mathematics Education - Cognition, Equity & Society. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Development view available at this link.
Miller, S. M. & McVee, M. (2012). (Eds.). Multimodal composing in classrooms: Learning and teaching in the digital world. New York: Routledge.
Available for purchase at this link.
Taking a close look at multimodal composing as an essential new literacy in schools, this volume draws from contextualized case studies across educational contexts to provide detailed portraits of teachers and students at work in classrooms and to elaborate key issues in transforming classrooms with student multimodal composing, including changes in teachers, teaching, and learning. Read More…
Moore-Russo, D., & Viglietti, J. M. (2012). Teachers’ communication and understanding of axes in 3-dimensional space: An introduction to the K5 Connected Cognition Diagram. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 31(2), 235-251.
The article is available at this link.