Literacy, Gutenberg and the Web: Reading Today

By Lucio Teles and Linda Harasim.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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This paper presents the results of an experiment conducted with students on reading on print versus reading on the screen. A topology is suggested to classify historical models of readers and focus on the reader of the digital era. Thre types of readers are identified: 1. the contemplative, meditative reader, 2. the moving, fragmented reader, and 3. the active reader in the cyberspace culture.

Keywords: Information Society, Print, Electronic Text, Gutenberg

International Journal of the Book, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.123-126. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 464.183KB).

Dr. Lucio Teles

Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil

Lucio Teles holds a Ph.D. in Computer Applications in Education, University of Toronto. His Masters Degree is from the University of Geneva and he completed his undergraduate degree at the Johan Wolfgang University, in Frankfurt/M, Germany. Dr. Teles is the author of various books, book chapters, articles, and research papers on the use of computer technologies to support learning. He has been professor in the Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, in Canada. Currently he is Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Brasilia, and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Dr. Linda Harasim

Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Professor Harasim holds a Ph.D. in educational theory from the University of Toronto and has been active for over a decade in researching educational applications of computer networking. She has designed,implemented, and evaluated networking applications in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America. She is also leading the Virtual-U Project, one of the first networked multimedia learning systems in the world that is customized for course delivery and course enhancement at all levels of education.


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