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Affiliating geospatially

Welcome to the Southern Places – Digital Spaces Collaborative. We are a group of literacy researchers in the southeast who gather to consider  what it means to live and conduct research in the south (rural places, in particular). We locate ourselves and our respective work geospatially in order to consider our relationships to the people, places, […]

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E-Learning & Digital Media Special Issue: Digital Literacies in the South

Special Issue: E-Learning and Digital Media (Extended Call: Jan. 16, 2015) Link to PDF of this call Digital literacy practices have often been celebrated as means of transcending the constraints of the physical world through the production of new social spaces, though Mills and Comber (2013) write that “place matters to literacy because the meanings […]

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JRRE Special Issue: Digital Literacies in Rural Places

Special Issue: Journal of Research in Rural Education (Extended Call: Jan. 1, 2015) Link to PDF of this call Guest Editors: Damiana Gibbons Pyles and Heather Pleasants Call for Manuscripts: We invite manuscripts for a special issue on digital literacy practices that (re)define, problematize, and/or expand notions of rurality, rural literacies, and rural education especially […]

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Technology, Hybrid Spaces, and Globalization in SPDS

Facilitator: Julie Warner In our discussion scheduled for Friday, April 11, 10:30 am EST, we will focus on three readings that explore the idea of the hybrid spaces occasioned by networked computers and local explorations of “global” spaces. In Castells’ (2010) “Globalisation, networking, urbanisation: Reflections on the spatial dynamics of the information age,” he describes the “new […]

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