Interactive literacy education

Interactive literacy education

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This volume brings together research in the field of technology-based instructional design that has been shown to improve literacy development and literacy instruction. The research presented shows how technology enhanced learning environments can help children acquire the essential skills of word decoding and spelling as well as higher-order comprehension processes. It also shows how instruction can be improved through the use of technology. Key features include...: Comprehensive - Shows how technology enhanced environments can be applied to a broad range of literacy activities: from young children's drill and practice activities to the design of interactive multimedia environments useful for literacy learning and instruction. Research Based - Chapters cover both theoretical foundations and research findings as they relate to each learning environment discussed. Technology Focus - A variety of technologies, from interactive spelling programs to speech recognition to multimedia, are discussed and specifics about their development and implementation presented. Technology is seen as a means of making learners both skillful and engaged in selecting and attending to activities and in applying strategies for problem solving. This book is appropriate for graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying methods of literacy instructions educational technology, curriculum design, special education and applied psychology. Book jacket.As such, concept maps assess knowledge in a different manner than learning assessments, such as multiple-choice tests, that elicit ... which is a different cognitive task than the synthesis of information as narrative text or in a persuasive essay.

Title:Interactive literacy education
Author:Ludo Th Verhoeven
Publisher:Lawrence Erlbaum - 2007-08-10


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