The language of Webkinz: Early childhood literacy in an online virtual world

Rebecca W. Black
Published Online: May 31, 2010
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Biographical Statement

Rebecca W. Black is an Assistant Professor of Language, Literacy, and Technology at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests center on how youth, particularly English language learners, are using new technologies to learn, create, and communicate. Her publications include a recent book, Adolescents and Online Fan Fiction (Black, 2008) and articles in Research in the Teaching of English (Black, 2009) and the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (Black, 2009). Recently, Prof. Black has started exploring opportunities for literacy, learning, and development in virtual worlds aimed at early childhood populations.


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