Most teachers working today have received their education in systems in which written language was the central mode of representation. Their educators and textbooks were practically their only sources of knowledge and the production and distribution of semiotic resources on a large scale were restricted to mass communication media, while ordinary people would be limited to their consumption. As Kress (2003) points out, that communication and educational landscape is rapidly changing. The internet has made many such changes possible, producing (as Unsworth (2008, p.377) calls it “a hothouse effect, accelerating and proliferating the use of multimodal texts and the variety of work, social, cultural and educational contexts in which people experience such texts within an increasingly globalised community”.
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