Affordances of Digital Simulations to Measure Communicative Success
Technological innovation and human communication have a complex and entangled past that will, undoubtedly, continue into the future as new tools emerge and people continue to adapt their communication with, around, and through digital tools. Communicative needs influence technological development. Take, for example, the increasing discursive capabilities of text message applications (e.g., added turn-taking features to show real time interaction and create-your-own emojis to express emotion) or the ever-increasing presence of memes, videos, and images in social media applications like Instagram or YouTube. Furthermore, the affordances of digital innovation often provide capabilities that propel theoretical thinking and the ability to work with complex data and delivery systems (Taguchi and Sykes 2013). One such example is the way language is used, analyzed, and taught; using tools to facilitate complex teaching, learning, and assessment experiences that are practical and...
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