Digital Literacy in a Grade 8 Classroom: An E-zine WebQuest

Mary Clare Courtland, Dave Paddington


The WebQuest ( was the context for a study which explored the ways in which digital literacy mediated young adolescents’ literacy learning. Data were collected through participant and nonparticipant observations, informal interviews and analysis of documents such as a blog, journal entries and Canteen, the teen e-zine created by the grade 8 students. The findings in this study contribute to literacy researchers’ understanding of the
implementation of multiliteracies pedagogy in classrooms and research into young adolescents’ engagement with and response to digital texts.


webquests; digital literacy; adolescents; e-zine; mulitliteracies

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