Title page for ETD etd-08172011-114230

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Hall, Amy Conlin
URN etd-08172011-114230
Title Gaming as a Literacy Practice
Degree Doctor of Education
Department Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Lalik, Rosary V. Committee Chair
Belli, Gabriella M. Committee Member
Magliaro, Susan G. Committee Member
Robinson, Carol Committee Member
  • Interpretivist
  • Literacy
  • Males
  • Gaming
  • Adolescent
Date of Defense 2011-08-03
Availability unrestricted
This descriptive study was designed to be a detailed, informative study of a group of adult males who have been gamers since adolescence. The purposes of the study are to provide information regarding gaming as a literacy practice and to explore other vernacular technological literacy practices. The study sheds light on the merits of gaming and other new literacies by examining the literacy development of a select group of adult males. This research was centered on vernacular technological literacy practices, the evolution of gaming practices, gaming intersections, and supporting school-based literacy. Through extensive interviews with the researcher, the selected participants disclosed their gaming experiences as both adolescents and adults. They also shared their personal connections to gaming, and the technological literacy practices they are using in their present lives.
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