My Final Project

My final project will examine transnational youth’s use of mobile devices for literacy development. It will be a video presentation of interviews and still photography of youth utilizing mobile phones to assist them with schooling. This project will include excerpts from a research study of the digital literacy practices of junior level high school students whose goal was to matriculate to four-year universities. The video will explore the relationship between academic achievement and mobility literacy practices of low-income urban youth who were enrolled in a rigorous afterschool and summer residential college preparedness program. This video will examine the skills and knowledge these youth developed through mobile literacies, the relationships that existed between their mobile literacy skill development and those necessary for academic achievement, and the impact of sponsorship and individual agency on their literacy practices.