ERIC Number: ED443098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Learning on the Web: A Content Literacy Perspective.
McEneaney, John E.
Supporting students' learning from subject area text involves focusing on both the text's content and on the processes students apply as they work to acquire, organize, and integrate that content. Clearly, more complex texts require more sophisticated learning processes on the part of students. Resources on the World Wide Web pose special difficulties with respect to these processes. Fortunately, emerging capabilities of online reading environments should help software designers and educators develop learning materials that allow readers to avoid problems with Web-based content. The objective of this paper is to describe (and, in one version, to illustrate by example) how new Web technologies can be applied to assist readers both in integrating content and in maintaining a process focus as they navigate complex expository text. The central concept behind the approach described is that of the learner's "path." Contains 29 references and an additional annotated bibliography. (Author/NKA)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Hypermedia, Learning Processes, Technology Integration, World Wide Web
Four versions (path-based, traditional hypertext, and 2 linear word-processed versions) of this document are available at http://www.readingonline.org/articles/mceneaney/.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.