Posts tagged "reading"

Meaning making while reading online

When we are working in an online, hyperlinked environment, a search engine no longer determines what we read. Instead upvotes, shared links and proprietary algorithms mold our meaning making and they play an essential role in what we access across a variety of platforms. Comprehension occurs in the cloud, as we increasingly crowd-source our text…

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…

Creating a Culture of Online Learning

Every week in our Reading & Adolescent Literature class we provide students with a general question to respond to either from the readings or from class discussions. Students are to respond to these prompts with posts on their own blogs that they started up for class. The prompt for the past week dealt with how…