Posts tagged "online reading comprehension"

Develop a criteria for critical evaluation of online information

A central challenge for educators today is that students do not always think critically about information they encounter online. Research has raised questions about the ability of students to evaluate online information. Quite simply, many students appear not to have the evaluation skills and strategies to succeed in this environment. Apparently, students mistakenly trust information…

Internet Inquiry Projects

Many times in our classrooms we create WebQuests to have students explore online resources. WebQuests typically contain an introduction, task, process, evaluation, and conclusion. WebQuests play a vital role in the classroom by providing students with a scripted, guided examination of online resources in a topic. As students expand beyond the WebQuest, the next step…

Fostering online research & discussion using Hypothesis

Hypothes.is is a free, open source annotation app that aims to build a peer review layer for the internet. Hypothesis allows you to annotate (adding notes giving explanation or comment) or highlight content on texts across the internet. This allows you to individually or collaboratively research openly online. This research and discussion might take on multiple…

Week Eight – Online Reading Comprehension #ORMSMOOC

Welcome to week eight of the Online Research and Media Skills (ORMS) Mentored Open Online Community (MOOC). The ORMS MOOC has existed in different iterations over the last two years. This current version is developed as an open learning experience for students in ED 6671 (syllabus here). ED 6671 examines opportunities for the use of instructional technologies in…