Billerica Public Library

How we read now, strategic choices for print, screen, and audio, Naomi S. Baron - hardcover

"The digital revolution has transformed reading. Onscreen text, audiobooks, podcasts, and videos often replace print. We make these swaps for pleasure reading, but also in schools. How We Read Now is a ringside seat to the impact of reading medium on learning. Teachers, administrators, librarians, and policymakers need to make decisions about classroom materials. College students must weigh their options. And parents face choices for their children. Digital selections are often based on cost or convenience, not educational evidence. Current research offers essential findings about how print and digital reading compare when the aim is learning. Yet the gap between what scholars and the larger public know is huge. How We Read Now closes the gap. The book begins by sizing up the state of reading today, revealing how little reading students have been doing. The heart of the book connects research insights to practical applications. Baron draws on work from international researchers, along with results from her collaborative studies of student reading practices ranging from middle school through college. The result is an impartial view of the evidence, including where the jury is still out. The book closes with two challenges. The first is that students increasingly complain print is boring. And second, for all the educational buzz about teaching critical thinking, digital reading is inherently ill-suited for cultivating these habits of mind. Since screens and audio are now entrenched - and valuable - platforms for reading, we need to rethink how to help learners use them wisely"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Foreword / Maryanne Wolf -- List of Tables and Figures -- Introduction: The New Great Debate in Reading -- Part I Sizing Up Reading What's at Stake? -- Chapter 1: What Do We Mean by "Reading" and "Reader"? -- Chapter 2: What are You Reading? -- Chapter 3: Print Reading: A Gold Standard? -- Part II Reading in Print versus Onscreen What's at Stake? -- Chapter 4: What Research Tells Us: Single Texts -- Chapter 5: What Research Tells Us: Multiple Texts -- Chapter 6: Strategies for Effective Reading Onscreen -- Part III Reading with Audio What's at Stake? -- Chapter 7: What Research Tells Us about Audio (and Video) -- Chapter 8: Strategies for Effective Reading with Audio (and Video) -- Part IV What's Next? What's at Stake? -- Chapter 9: Strategizing Reading in a Digital World -- Chapter 10: The Road Ahead
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xi, 284 pages, 25 cm

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