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Now You’re Playing With Pedagogy: Video Games, Digital Literacies, and Trans-Media Participatory Cultures

Kelly, Matthew (2017) Now You’re Playing With Pedagogy: Video Games, Digital Literacies, and Trans-Media Participatory Cultures. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This projects examines the learning practices of video games and gaming communities while also considering the benefits of incorporating game-based projects in to the writing classroom. The first several chapters explore how pedagogical strategies in gameplay experiences are capable of creating (and critiquing) epistemological frameworks via real-time feedback mechanisms based on player participation. The author then examines the peer-to-peer teaching practices that characterize several prominent online gaming circle to demonstrate the unique forms of digital literacies cultivated through virtual gamespaces and trans-media participatory gaming communities. The author concludes by discussing my own experiences using video games in the composition classroom and contextualizing new forms of game-based teaching strategies in relation to digitally-focused composition scholarship.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Kelly, Matthewmsk49@pitt.edumsk490000-0002-3016-1302
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairScott, Williamwdscott@pitt.eduwdscott
Committee MemberVee, Annetteannettevee@pitt.eduannettevee
Committee MemberBickford, Tylerbickford@pitt.edubickford
Committee MemberSelber,
Date: 24 September 2017
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 16 June 2017
Approval Date: 24 September 2017
Submission Date: 28 June 2017
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 207
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > English
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: video games, composition, digital literacy, pedagogy
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 21:37
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 21:37


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