Saturday, September 5, 2015

Online and offline reading ability

As an extension of traditional literacy, online research and comprehension needs to be addressed. This study examined possible differences in the levels of online and offline reading, focusing on socio-economic situations of the students. Significant gaps occur in both cases.
Leu Donald J., Forzani Elena, Rhoads Chris, Maykel Cheryl, Kennedy Clint & Timbrell Nicole (2015). The New Literacies of Online Research and Comprehension: Rethinking the Reading Achievement Gap. Reading Research Quarterly, 50(1), 3759.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Graphic Novels and Literacy

This report examines a teenage acquirer of English as a second language living in Arizona, Ramon, whose interest in the Naruto manga series appeared to be the cause of a dramatic improvement in his school performance and English language development.
Henkin, V. and Krashen, S. 2015. The Naruto breakthrough: The home run book experience and English language development. Language Magazine 15(1): 32-25, published as "The Home Run book experience."


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Media literacy education

Several good research articles on media literacy education are included in the two recent issues of the Journal of Media Literacy Education. Global aspects are also addressed.
Critical Media Literacy and Gender: Teaching Middle School Students about Gender Stereotypes and Occupations
Laurel Puchner, Linda Markowitz, and Mark Hedley
A Theory-Grounded Measure of Adolescents' Response to Media Literacy Interventions
Kathryn Greene, Itzhak Yanovitzky, Amanda Carpenter, Smita C. Banerjee, Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Michael L. Hecht, and Elvira Elek
The Role of Collaboration and Feedback in Advancing Student Learning in Media Literacy and Video Production
Carl M. Casinghino
Building a Global Community for Media Education Research
Paul Mihailidis, Renee Hobbs, Julian McDougall, and Richard Berger
Media Literacy, Education & (Civic) Capability: A Transferable Methodology
Julian McDougall, Richard Berger, Pete Fraser, and Marketa Zezulkova
Digital Competence Assessment. A Proposal for Operationalizing the Critical Dimension
Ida Cortoni, Veronica Lo Presti, and Pierluigi Cervelli
The New Curricula: Propelling the Growth of Media Literacy Education
Tessa Jolls