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Bridging the Print/Digital Divide with Social Reading

with Dr. Carl Blyth, Director, Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) and Professor, Department of French & Italian

Thu, March 8, 2018 | Union Sinclair Suite, UNB 3.128

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE! This Language Matters presentation will be from 4pm to 5pm.

According to literary critic and digital humanist Katherine Hayles, many college instructors equate reading with a narrowly defined and historically situated literacy practice—the close reading of a printed text (Hayles, 2012).  Hayles contends that teachers should consider different types of computer-mediated semiotic activity as different but useful forms of reading—close reading, hyper reading, and machine reading. In brief, this talk will examine the many ways that foreign language instructors are employing social reading to bridge the divide between print and digital literacy practices.


Sponsored by: Texas Language Center

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