Difference and Discontinuity – Making Meaning Through Hypertexts

  • Colleen Mckenna
  • Claire Mcavinia
Part of the Educational Futures Rethinking Theory and Practice book series (EDUFUT, volume 50)


Digital writing is a practice with which university students engage regularly. Increasingly, students communicate with each other and their lecturers using email, message boards and online posts, among other forms. Unsurprisingly, the research into writing in digital contexts has focused on these types of texts, and although such writing departs in its production from more conventional ‘essayistic’ writing (Lillis 2001), it is still broadly linear in terms of the expression and organisation of knowledge.


Virtual Reality Textual Line Information Literacy Academic Writing Student Writing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colleen Mckenna
    • 1
  • Claire Mcavinia
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching University CollegeLondon
  2. 2.Centre for Teaching and Learning National University of IrelandMaynoothIreland

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