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Beyond the myth of the “digital native”: adolescents, collaborative cultures and transmedia skills

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dc.contributor.author Scolari, Carlos Alberto, 1963-
dc.date.accessioned 2023-02-06T07:22:19Z
dc.date.available 2023-02-06T07:22:19Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Scolari CA. Beyond the myth of the “digital native”. Adolescents, collaborative cultures and transmedia skills. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. 2019 Dec;14(3-4):164-74. DOI: 10.18261/issn.1891-943x-2019-03-04-0
dc.identifier.issn 1891-943X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/55612
dc.description.abstract This article presents part of the results of an international research project that aims to map teenagers’ (12–18 years old) transmedia skills. Within a theoretical framework grounded in the concepts of “transmedia literacy” and “transmedia skills”, the research team carried out international fieldwork based on short-term ethnography, an appropriate data-collection methodology that allowed us to answer the central question: What are young people doing with media? We identified more than 200 main and specific skills that were used to make a map of adolescents’ transmedia skills, which is included in this article. The research also revealed that young people’s skills have certain highs and lows, giving rise to a “topography” that includes teenagers with advanced media skills – for example, skills related to technological, aesthetic and ideological uses of content – and also those with less developed skills. The research reveals a very complex panorama that belies both the mythology of the “digital native” and that of the “digital dummy”, and invites us to go deeper in future research.
dc.description.sponsorship This article is an output of the TRANSMEDIA LITERACY project and it has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement No 645238.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Scandinavian University Press
dc.relation.ispartof Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. 2019 Dec;14(3-4):164-74
dc.rights Copyright © 2019 Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.title Beyond the myth of the “digital native”: adolescents, collaborative cultures and transmedia skills
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.18261/issn.1891-943x-2019-03-04-06
dc.subject.keyword Media literacy
dc.subject.keyword Transmedia literacy
dc.subject.keyword Transmedia skills
dc.subject.keyword Adolescents
dc.subject.keyword Short-term ethnography
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/645238
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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