Reading and Learning in a 21st
Century World:
The New Literacies of Online
Reading Comprehension
Donald J. Leu
New Literac...
The Big Ideas
1. Changes in a global economy require
fundamental changes in literacy education.
2. The Internet is this ge...
I. The World Is Flat: Changes In A
Global Economy Require Changes In
Education
Workers
Line Supervisors
Middle Level Manag...
In a Flattened World:
Opportunities Expand but
Competition Increases
 How do economic units increase productivity?
Flatte...
Which tool has been used by
economic units to increase
productivity and compete?
Team Team TeamTeam Team
1. Define problem...
II.
The Internet Is This Generation’s Defining
Technology For Reading and Learning
The Workplace Has Changed
 Recent productivity gains are due to using
the Internet to share information,
communicate, and...
International Assessment
Initiatives from OECD
 2009 PISA International Assessment of
Reading – Digital Literacies
 Prog...
III. Research: The Internet Requires
Additional Online Reading
Comprehension and Learning Skills
Where We Started Our Work
 “… the Internet…requires readers
to have novel literacy skills, and little
is known about how ...
Online and Offline Reading Comprehension
May Not Be Isomorphic
(r=0.19, n = 89, N.S.)
Leu, D. Castek, J., Hartman, D., Coi...
The New Literacies Of Online
Reading Comprehension: Problem
based reading and learning
 Read to identify important questi...
“Is this site one we should
include on our webpage about
endangered species? Is it
reliable?”
The Pacific Northwest Tree
O...
Grade 7, Language Arts:
Online International Projects
Hey! Let’s
do Gary
Paulson???
Yeah! I got some great
ideas. Let me s...
IV. The Challenges Of Change
As Challenging As Change
Appears, We Know This…
The Leadership That Each Of
Us Provides…
Determines The Future Our
Students Achieve!
Thank you!
This Powerpoint is Available at:
http://www.slideshare.net/djleu/china-talkw-hiller
 For articles on the research behind ...
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  1. 1. Reading and Learning in a 21st Century World: The New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension Donald J. Leu New Literacies Research Lab University of Connecticut donald.leu@uconn.edu
  2. 2. The Big Ideas 1. Changes in a global economy require fundamental changes in literacy education. 2. The Internet is this generation’s defining technology for reading and writing. 3. Research: The Internet requires new literacies -- additional online reading comprehension skills. 4. Changing Classroom Instruction: The Challenge
  3. 3. I. The World Is Flat: Changes In A Global Economy Require Changes In Education Workers Line Supervisors Middle Level Management Upper Middle Level Management Upper Level Management CEO The “General Motors” Model of Economic Management 1. Command and control 2. Lower levels of education required. 3. Wasted intellectual capital 4. Highly inefficient 5. Lower productivity 6. Little innovation 7. Little need for higher level and creative thinking. Wasted intellectual capital
  4. 4. In a Flattened World: Opportunities Expand but Competition Increases  How do economic units increase productivity? Flatten The Organization into Problem Solving Teams Team Team TeamTeam Team 1. Define problems 2. Locate information 3. Critically evaluate information 4. Synthesize and solve problems 5. Communicate solutions These teams take full advantage of their intellectual capital to the extent their education system has prepared them for this. Greater Intellectual Capital Use = Greater Productivity
  5. 5. Which tool has been used by economic units to increase productivity and compete? Team Team TeamTeam Team 1. Define problems 2. Locate information 3. Critically evaluate information 4. Synthesize and solve problems 5. Communicate solutions The Internet Recent productivity gains are due to using the Internet to share information, communicate, and solve problems (van Ark, Inklaar, & McGuckin, 2003; Friedman, 2005; Matteucci, O’Mahony, Robinson, & Zwick, 2005).
  6. 6. II. The Internet Is This Generation’s Defining Technology For Reading and Learning
  7. 7. The Workplace Has Changed  Recent productivity gains are due to using the Internet to share information, communicate, and solve problems (van Ark, Inklaar, & McGuckin, 2003; Friedman, 2005; Matteucci, O’Mahony, Robinson, & Zwick, 2005). This generation’s defining technology for reading.
  8. 8. International Assessment Initiatives from OECD  2009 PISA International Assessment of Reading – Digital Literacies  Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) – Problem Solving in Technologically Rich Evironments This generation’s defining technology for reading.
  9. 9. III. Research: The Internet Requires Additional Online Reading Comprehension and Learning Skills
  10. 10. Where We Started Our Work  “… the Internet…requires readers to have novel literacy skills, and little is known about how to analyze or teach those skills.” (RAND Reading Research Study Group, 2002. p. 4). The new literacies of online reading comprehension
  11. 11. Online and Offline Reading Comprehension May Not Be Isomorphic (r=0.19, n = 89, N.S.) Leu, D. Castek, J., Hartman, D., Coiro, J., Henry, L., Kulikowich, J., Lyver, S. (2005). Online Reading Comprehension = ORCA Blog Offline Reading = Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) of Reading Comprehension
  12. 12. The New Literacies Of Online Reading Comprehension: Problem based reading and learning  Read to identify important questions;  Read to locate information;  Read to critically evaluate the usefulness of that information;  Read to synthesize information to answer those questions; and  Read to communicate the answers to others. (Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, & Cammack, 2004, p. 1570) The new literacies of online reading comprehension
  13. 13. “Is this site one we should include on our webpage about endangered species? Is it reliable?” The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus The new literacies of online reading comprehension
  14. 14. Grade 7, Language Arts: Online International Projects Hey! Let’s do Gary Paulson??? Yeah! I got some great ideas. Let me send them to Tomas and Ben in the U.S. We’re on it! Making a web page now. Monique, South Africa Ben and Tomas, Willimantic, CT Jose, Costa Rica
  15. 15. IV. The Challenges Of Change
  16. 16. As Challenging As Change Appears, We Know This… The Leadership That Each Of Us Provides…
  17. 17. Determines The Future Our Students Achieve! Thank you!
  18. 18. This Powerpoint is Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/djleu/china-talkw-hiller  For articles on the research behind this talk, visit: http://www.newliteracies.uconn.edu/pubs.html
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