This article outlines an interview with Donald Leu, director of the New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut. Leu explains that online reading and comprehension requires a different skill set that traditional print reading and that teacher-librarian’s should take a leadership role in teaching these skills.
This is an article that gives suggestions for teaching students how to read online, including explicitly teaching how traditional reading strategies apply to the internet, how to navigate a website and use hypertext and how to expand comprehension exercises to fit the internet. In addition, the article provides a link to http://www.readability.com/, a website that converts websites to basic text.
The Internet is often the first stop for student researchers, but few know how to vet sources effectively. In this lesson, students learn about Internet research through an interactive PowerPoint presentation.
This website contains lesson plans aimed at teaching students the difference between traditional and online research, as well as skills to help evaluate the reliability of internet sources. In addition, there is information on how to cite internet sources of information.
Type designers, psychologists, and engineers are joining forces to improve reading onscreen
This article examines the technical aspects of online text (size, layout, placement, resolution) and how it connects to the online reading experience. New efforts into type design and advances in screen resolution are explored and further links to other articles are provided.
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