A recent “debate” erupted last week over some research that was conducted during the Teaching Internet Comprehension to Adolescents (TICA) grant by Dr. Leu, Dr. Reinking, and others (Amy Carter, Jill Castek, Julie Coiro, Laurie A. Henry, Jackie Malloy, Kathy Robbins, Angela Rogers, and Lisa Zawilinski). This work was detailed in various publications and presented at numerous conferences over the past several years.
The purpose of this blog post is to pull together some of the relevant links that have been involved in this debate over the past week and give individuals that may have missed what has happened some context as to the extent of the debate.
The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus website can be found here.
The page with the research documents and relevant presentations from the TICA team can be found here. Research and presentation documents from the New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut can be found here.
The press release from Pearson with the details about Dr. Leu’s talk that spawned this debate can be found here.
The Yahoo blog post, with all of the associated comments can be found here.
Finally, video of Dr. Leu’s appearance on CNN discussing the recent debate can be below.