Presentation Details

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Youth, Cultural Production and the Internet: The Canadian Experience

Hoechsmann Michael.

The Internet is a site of possibility for young people seeking to express their views on issues, both global and local, that engage them and it is a vehicle for developing new skills, connecting with others and having an impact on the world around them. The intention of this presentation is to assess and analyze youth-led and youth-serving media projects (primarily on the Internet) by and for Canadian youth. It attends to both the possibilities and constraints occasioned by new technologies and engages questions of multiliteracies, out-of-school literacies, youth activism and youth engagement.

Tambien voy a presentar en espanol un resumen del proyecto para los delegados latinoamericanos.


Hoechsmann Michael  (Canada)
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Education
McGill University

Professor of Media and Technology in Education with an interest in youth as cultural producers.

  • Youth Engagement
  • New Medias
  • Multiliteracies
  • Out-of-School Literacies

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)