Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Proprioception And Literacy In the Digital Realm
by Rappoccio, Paul, M.A., State University of New York at Albany, 2014, 67; 1571694
Abstract (Summary)

Drawing on research in the fields of neuroscience, reading cognition, and the history of writing, the author explores the condition of reading today. Rather than accepting the apocalyptic pronouncements that the Internet is "dumbing down" current readers, the author argues for a more nuanced understanding of the effects of digital media. He argues that the literacies needed for the new digital realm are not new, but are literacies developed over thousands of years. The author argues for the need of more education and instruction in the use of digital media, and that the digital realm requires new proprioceptive (spatial awareness) abilities to navigate.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Scheck, Helene, Andersen, Deborah L.
School: State University of New York at Albany
Department: English
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational psychology, Cognitive psychology
Keywords: Cognition, Digital, Literacy, Proprioception, Reading, Writing
Publication Number: 1571694
ISBN: 978-1-321-43766-9
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