ERIC Number: ED423558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Reading the World Wide Web.
English Update: A Newsletter from the Center on English Learning and Achievement, p2-3,7 Fall 1998
Given predictions that hypermedia will lead to meaningful changes in ways of knowing and how people make sense of the world, this question and answer paper discusses research conducted by the Technology and Literate Thinking group at the Center on English Learning and Achievement on how adult students make sense of information found on the World Wide Web. It presents preliminary findings in a model that is helping to frame further investigation into (1) new forms of literacy and literate thinking occasioned by electronic media; and (2) the processes people use when interacting with electronic texts and how these processes can be shaped by educators to maximize language and literacy development. Contains a figure illustrating the model that represents preliminary findings. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement, Albany, NY.