The Fate of Reading, Thinking, and Learning in an Electronic Age

By Heather McCullough.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

This project explores ideas about reading, thinking, and learning in the context of technological developments in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. With the increasing prevalence of electronic resources available for sharing and organizing information and for communicating, scholars have begun considering the impact produced by these new technologies on how humans think and how they perceive and conceptualize information. In particular, the paper addresses the challenge posed by new forms of textual production to traditional literary study and criticism.

Keywords: Literary Criticism, Narrative Theory, Reading Practices, Writing Technologies, Electronic Media, New Media

International Journal of the Book, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp.65-74. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.196MB).

Dr. Heather McCullough

Director, Language Resource Center, Languages and Culture Studies Department, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina, NC, Charlotte, USA

Dr. Heather McCullough is the Director of the Language Resource Center at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she leads the integration of instructional technology in language and culture instruction. She also manages the operation of the Language Resource Center, a teaching and learning computer-enabled facility for students and faculty. Heather earned a Ph.D. in French Literature from Indiana University and also holds an M.S. in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught French and English at the university level in the US and France and worked in the field of instructional technology and pedagogical support for over 10 years. She is the Co-Editor in Chief for the International Association of Language Learning Technology Journal.

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