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ERIC Number: EJ998324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Networked Reading: Using AustLit to Assist Reading and Understanding of Texts from the Past
Osborne, Roger; Allan, Cherie
English in Australia, v47 n2 p18-26 Sep 2012
In response to a focus on reading, this paper examines the notion of reading online; as such it uses the term "networked reading" to describe any act of reading in an online or digital environment. In accordance with this notion of "networked" reading, the paper provides a broad introduction to AustLit: the Australian Literature Resource. This is followed by an examination of a suite of services and digital tools (LORE) developed by the Aus-e-Lit project that extends the scope of AustLit records and facilitates links to external resources. The focus of the final section of the paper is on a collection of full-text resources located within the AustLit subset Children's Literature Digital Resources (CLDR). It proposes a number of ways in which these texts, and an accompanying anthology of critical articles, can be utilised in classrooms across the primary, middle and senior school spectrum. (Contains 5 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia