literacy jump

Stanford’s Andrea Lunsford:

Technology isn’t killing our ability to write. It’s reviving it — and pushing our literacy in bold new directions.

“I think we’re in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven’t seen since Greek civilization.”

From 2001 to 2006, she collected 14,672 student writing samples — everything from in-class assignments, formal essays, and journal entries to emails, blog posts, and chat sessions.