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Children's Literature

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Children’s Literature (often abbreviated as CL) is literature written specifically for children, about children, consumed by children and even written by children. It is often also referred as Children and Young Adult Literature because its general audience is less than eighteen years old but also often addresses people in their mid twenties. For instance, picturebooks and YA novels are important book publishing formats in this literature. However, it is mainly adults who are responsible for the production, distribution and reception of children's books. 
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How the QR code became a meaning-making practice during COVID-19

Article
Tinka Krikke
02/05/2022
10 minutes to read

In this article, we analyze the corona QR code as a meaning-making practice and discuss its effects on society. The QR code was implemented to reduce the spread of COVID, but it's digital nature and meaning had an impact on society's resilience.

The literacy advantage of glitch text for hacking

Article
Cecile Lourens
11/01/2023
12 minutes to read

A glitch is a system malfunction that occurs for a brief period and is difficult to debug. Hackers can make use of glitch text to get into computer systems and modify data. This article discusses the literacy advantage of glitch text for hackers.

Is Wie Is de Mol making us paranoid?

Article
Inge van de Ven
26/02/2022
9 minutes to read

Saturday evening, March 5, is the finale of the 22nd season of Wie Is de Mol. We discuss the role of collective intelligence, the ways in which the show provokes distrust in its fans, and the ‘hybrid media’ element brought in by this live event.

Spotting fake news for your media literacy

Column
Nataliia Vdovychenko
21/11/2021
6 minutes to read

Is it 'fake news', junk news, misinformation, malinformation, or disinformation? This column is going to sum up the ways in which we can critically evaluate and distinguish the types of misleading information on our (social) media timelines.

What the Suez Blockage can teach us about digital literacy

Article
Simon Moser
03/05/2021
8 minutes to read

The 2021 Suez Blockage may have been a disaster for global trade, yet it also provides for a splendid case study of digital literacies. This article analyzes how online groups implement their own literacies into memes related to the event.

The Era of Audio: The rise of podcasts

Article
Savina Karneva
11/04/2021
17 minutes to read

This paper focuses on the growth of the podcast industry and its development over the years. It tackles the role of social media influencers and celebrities in that growth and the social effects of this new trend. 

Questionnaire literary reading & attention

Questionnaire
Inge van de Ven
27/11/2020

Who likes to read and wants to help researchers to find out about reading & attention? Fill out the questionnaire (also available in Dutch)!

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Gamification in self-improvement apps

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
05/10/2020
11 minutes to read

Through gamification it is possible to work on a more engaging way of learning and to truly let learners use their creative potential. Nevertheless, we should keep in mind that using gamification is highly contextualized.