Event Details

Thursday, 02 November 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Building 17 Room 202
UQ Location:
Learning Innovation Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Zarese Kisielewski
3365 6211
Org. Unit:
Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation

Event Description

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Students don’t read; so runs one thread of the debate in the media and the academy around the future of reading in a digital age. This complex problem certainly predates the web, but it is exacerbated by changing technology. Skimming and keyword spotting have become essential techniques for coping with “the pace of information production” (Ziming Liu, 2005). While such techniques have their place, it’s clear constant scanning risks incompetence when it comes to deep reading, and without this skill students are unlikely to develop the capacity to explore and engage the texts that scaffold their discipline.

This workshop will address theories of reading supported by empirical research that shows feedback-rich online quizzes result in exponential increases in pre-class reading of the deep and profoundly enjoyable kind that depends on “the slow and meditative possession of a book” (Sven Birkerts).

We will workshop question-writing skills and consider how quizzes might enrich the work you and your students do together.

Participants are requested to bring a piece of required reading (a novel, a scholarly article, a chapter from a text) and one salient point from that text they would like students to grasp before they come to class.

Directions to UQ

To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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