The Impact of Participatory Media on Student Writing
Miller, Susan M.
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Web 2.0 is a relatively new configuration of the Internet but for most of today’s adolescents it is the only Internet they know. Most applications of this participatory media involve, among other things, forming words and sentences to communicate with others. This new medium is used by more than 85% of teens in some portion of their communications (Lenhart et.al, 2008, p. ii). By examining current literature and research findings pertaining to technology, adolescent writing, best practices in literacy instruction as well as current studies that relate to Web 2.0 and other participatory media, the researcher will demonstrate how ready access to Web 2.0 is affecting the general writing quality and habits of adolescent writers.