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Publication Article in encyclopedia
Title Fandom and online interest groups
Author Sauro, Shannon
Editor Thorne, Steve ; May, Stephen
Date 2017
English abstract
Within the scope of technology for language education, fandom and online interest communities encompass a range of affinity groups in which individuals can develop skills and knowledge potentially supporting language learning or language mastery relevant to use in online and offline contexts. Initial work on online interest groups investigated individual and collaborative literacy practices and identity development among users of pre-Web 2.0 technologies such as Usenet discussions and personal fan websites. More recent research on online interest groups, language learning and use looks to the creative work and gameplay of international and multilingual users whose communities have flourished as a result of Web 2.0 technologies, including fanfiction archives, gaming forums, and wikis, and more general social media platforms. Altogether, studies of fandom and online interest groups within the area of language, education, and technology have revealed ways in which language learners and language users make use of these online communities for language learning, identity work, and the development of other skills and knowledge and which hold implications for the integration of technology and digital practices in language teaching.
Link https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.10... (external link to publication)
Publisher Springer
Host/Issue Language education and technology
Series/Issue Encyclopedia of Language Education;
ISBN 978-3-319-02328-1
Language eng (iso)
Subject fanfiction
fandom
identity
collaborative writing
web 2.0
twitter
multiplayer gaming
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/23882 Permalink to this page
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