Lukes, Dominik (2021) Towards a digital reading lab: discovering and learning new affordances. Journal of Academic Development and Education Special Edition (Becoming Well Read). ISSN 2051-3593

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Digital reading is not just a straightforward transition from reading on paper to reading on the screen. The differences come into sharp relief when we consider reading as a multiply articulated gesture rather than simple decoding of the written text. This paper considers the various aspects of this articulation and how it is impacted by the translation to digital text. It becomes clear that there are many points in which the fluent process of reading is disrupted by the digital. This underscores the need for a digital reading lab that will both investigate the differences and give students and academics an opportunity to develop knowledge about the tools that are through which digital reading is facilitate. The lab will thus foster skills necessary for modern readers in order to increase the fluency of their digital reading. With this in mind, this paper goes on to describe plans for such a lab at the Oxford Centre for Teaching and Learning. As an appendix an annotated overview of key tools related to digital readings is provided.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2021 10:38
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2021 16:18

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