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Reading 2012 - Skills needed for online literacy

Digital literacies & reading from the screen

"Reading from the screen is different. Current forms of digital media behave nothing like 'books' or 'libraries,' and cause users to swing between two kinds of bad reading."

View Barbara Combe's slide presention from the 2012 ISLA conference. She speaks about the differences and similarities between reading hard-copy vs screen versions of info text. Her findings are that different skills are required, that the behaviours can be different and that for on-screen reading to be successful, students need a strong foundation of traditional literacy skills built on print materials. She also defends the use and value of fiction reading to build up a student's text competency.