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.
|Advisor:||Scheck, Helene, Andersen, Deborah L.|
|School:||State University of New York at Albany|
|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|
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