ANALYZING VISUAL CULTURE -- A BIBLIOGRAPHY

by Laura Mandell, Cynthia Lieweicki-Wilson, Jean Lutz, W. Michele Simmons

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-----. Othermindedness : The Emergence of Network Culture. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan P, 2000.

Joyce differentiates between hypertext and hypermedia: he discusses electronic writing as both visual and verbal, paying particular attention to spatial realization on the screen. Joyce discusses images that can be "read" as texts, and vice versa. He focuses on fostering a classroom of co-learners, the teacher among them.

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