This website presents an entire book, Learning to Read in the Computer Age, published online. This book reviews the theories and uses of computers for the teaching of reading. It presents information about computers and the process of learning to read.
The book on this website was published to help educate teachers in the theories and uses of computers for the teaching of reading.
Target Student Population:
This website has been designed for reading teachers and as a resource for prospective teachers, administrators, and researchers who seek to understand the teaching of reading.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Type of Material:
This is an informational source for those who are currently teaching reading and those who will soon be teaching reading to elementary age children. This is also a good resource for administrators who will be curriculum leaders in their schools.
Evaluation and Observation
This website features an entire book published online. It also includes informational links to related webpages, which is an option when a book is published on the Internet. Drs. Anne Meyer and David Rose present theories and uses of computers for the teaching of reading. The presentation in the form of an online book dealing with the subject of reading in the computer age gives a fresh look to reading theories.
It may be necessary for some learners to print out a copy of the book to read and make notes.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This website could provide a resource for teachers of reading and higher education faculty who train teachers of reading. The online book also provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to read and discuss reading theories and strategies.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
A pop-up window presents links and a view of the entire table of contents. The sidebar is a working table of contents with details in each area. The website also gives the option of text version. This could be useful when a person has low vision and would like to use a reading software program. The site is "Bobby Approved."
It may be difficult for some to read an entire book on the Internet. The length of on-line reading and limited interactivity may prove to be a drawback for some viewers.