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Bromley, Karen – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2010
This article discusses the future of reading and writing. It includes a brief history of reading and writing, shows the reader how digital text has quietly evolved and threatens to take over traditional notions of what it means to be literate, and suggests that speech will emerge as a dominant way of communicating. The three ideas developed here…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Reading, Writing (Composition)
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Bowers-Campbell, Joy – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2008
Difficulties characterizing developmental college students are reviewed within the context of motivational theories of learning. The author highlights problems of low self-efficacy and inadequate self-regulated learning for developmental college students. The author argues that the use of Facebook, a widely-used social networking technology, may…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, College Students, Self Efficacy, Higher Education
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Budge, Stephanie – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2006
Research on mentoring in higher education is increasingly widespread. This article aims to provide insight into different kinds of mentoring programs and the research conducted to determine the effectiveness of these programs. A review of the literature revealed multiple definitions of what mentoring means, how programs operate, and types of…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Mentors, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness
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Nist, Sherrie L.; Holschuh, Jodi Patrick – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2005
Theories of epistemological beliefs focus on individuals' perceptions about what knowledge is and where knowledge comes from. These beliefs are part of, and may in fact direct, the cognitive processes involved in learning. Research stemming from these theories offers varied explanations as to how beliefs relate to student learning and academic…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Cognitive Processes, Learning Strategies