Cathy Burnett is Reader in the Department of Teacher Education at Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom, where she leads the Language and Literacy Research Group. She has published widely in the field of literacy in education and co-edits the United Kingdom Literacy Association journal, Literacy. Her research interests are concerned with relationships between literacies within and beyond educational contexts and with meaning-making in hybrid on/offline spaces.
Julia Davies is a Senior Lecturer in The School of Education at The University of Sheffield, UK, where she co-directs The Centre for the Study of Literacies. She researches vernacular digital text-making, particularly exploring how social media impact upon literacy and the ways in which we see ourselves in the world. She co-edits the United Kingdom Literacy Association journal, Literacy.
Guy Merchant is Professor of Literacy in Education at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, where he specialises in research into digital literacy in formal and informal educational settings. He has published widely in international journals and is a founding editor of the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. With Julia Davies he co-authored the influential book Web 2.0 for Schools: Learning and Social Participation (2009), and is lead editor of Virtual Literacies: Interactive Spaces for Children and Young People (2013).
Jennifer Rowsell is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Multiliteracies at Brock University’s Faculty of Education, Canada. She directs the Centre for Multiliteracies and the Brock Reading Clinic. She has written and co-written several books on new directions for literacy education including Working with Multimodality: Learning in a Digital Age (2013, Routledge); she is Co-Editor of the Expanding Literacies in Education Series (Routledge) with Professor Cynthia Lewis.