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Guy is Professor of Literacy Education and has a particular interest is in the ways in which digital media are changing the ways in which literacy is used in everyday life. This interest has led to a number of research studies on digital literacy, focusing on the ways in which children and young people use new technology and literacy in their daily life and in educational settings. He has published studies on online chat, blogging, virtual worlds and more recently on the use of iPads in early years settings.


  • Literacy in education
  • New technology
  • Social networking
  • Digital literacy

Notable coverage:
Daily Telegraph
How texting helps pupils with their studies


Guy Merchant

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