CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

The First Digital Native Writing Instructors and the Future Multimodal Composition Classroom

Department

Department of Writing and Communication

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Publication Title

Basic Writing e-Journal

Volume

10

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

17

Abstract

Lutkewitte acknowledges that digital natives read and write differently than people whose literacy practices primarily involve printed materials. After describing these differences, the author explores implications for future digital native writing instructors as both teachers and scholars. As they put their digital literacies into practice in academia, digital native writing instructors will challenge 20th century modes of writing instruction and notions of authorship to foster the 21st century literacies developing in and outside of the academy.