Changing knowledge systems in the era of the social web
Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis
From print to digital text
To a greater extent than is often acknowledged, modern knowledge is a creature of the society of the printing press. Until the turn of the twenty-first century, print was the medium of scholarly communication. It was the source of book learning. Then, quite suddenly at the turn of the twenty-first century, digital text began to displace print as the primary means of access to the knowledge of academicians, and as the dominant medium for the delivery of instructional content. This book explores some of the consequences of this change. To what extent do digital technologies of representation and communication reproduce the knowledge ...