The Benefits of Digital Reading What do teachers and parents need to think differently about the digital texts we ask students to read? Diminishing funding and rising expectations: Trends and challenges for public research universities. While traditional literacy and a liberal education are still important Nussbaum, ; Delbanco, ; Ferrall,in the 21st century students need to know more and be able to do more than they did in the past.
Because teachers have access to timely data embedded in digital textbooksthe ability to connect students with the content and activities that meet their individual learning styles and needs, they can personalize learning for more students at any given time and ensure that all students are reaching their full learning potential.
New York: Public Affairs. The emergence of the American university. Adolescent readers must be able to navigate increasingly complex texts and develop the deeper knowledge of the topics they are studying.
They are comfortable with this format and may have pleasurable aesthetic feelings about the experience of holding a book and turning the pages. Australian Journal of Psychology 5— Liu, L.
Student success in college: Creating conditions that matter. Middle and high school students who are not proficient readers fall more and more behind their classmates and are at risk for dropping out before graduation.Grubb, W. But we cannot forget that these 21st century skills are built on the foundation of traditional literacy: reading, writing, and basic mathematics. Research evidence is mounting that digital textbooks give students a reading edge. Voices of the mind: A sociocultural approach to mediated action. And this truth needs to be effectively communicated to diverse audiences through arguments in order to direct collective action to solve real-world problems. Students need to be able to do, not just know Wenger, The emergence of professional social science: The American social science association and the nineteenth-century crisis of authority. We do care what children read. Enhancing interactivity in an online learning environment.
American Educational Research Journal 49 3 : Previously, Bonnie served as the state reading specialist for the Minnesota Department of Education and was the Program Director for the Education and Learning at a leading philanthropic organization. We do care what children read.