- Examine online learning in the context of organizing, communicating, reading, and researching online
Reading and Researching with Technology
In an online learning environment, you’re probably going to do more reading than listening. You may do some of your reading in printed form—say, an assigned novel or textbook—but some of it might also be online in the form of a Web page. Reading online isn’t the same as reading in print, so it’s important to practice some strategies that will improve your online reading comprehension and speed. Some of the strategies described in the next tutorial will help you with any kind of reading you’re doing—not just online material. Tutorial #5 discusses the following:
- some of the differences between reading print and reading online
- strategies for staying focused when reading online
- ways to maximize your reading speed and comprehension
Below are two additional resources that complement the online reading strategies tutorial. They will help you use the Internet to find scholarly material and evaluate Web sites for accuracy, relevance, etc.
- Top 100 Tools for Learning
- Are You Ready To Be An Online Student?
- Student Success—Thinking Critically In Class and Online
- Technology and Classroom: MOOCS, Flipped Classroom and Micro-lecture
- The Case Files: What college was like before modern technology