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Teaching Digital Reading Discussion √ §

Part of the FDC Advanced Topics Series!



Date & Time

October 6, 2021, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


How does reading digital texts affect students’ learning? Although studies suggest that students comprehend more when reading on paper instead of a screen, a majority of students access readings on their phones (and on the go). How can educators help students to read effectively on screen? Cohn calls on educators to “draw explicit attention to the act of reading” to guide students towards reading well in a range of spaces. She offers a digital framework to guide students through curation, connection, creativity, contextualization, and contemplation; discusses annotation and other tools; and situates contemporary reading within historical and material contexts. Please join your colleagues for a discussion of Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading by Jenae Cohn, 2021. Bring your lunch or a snack and join in the conversation!

Participants may access the ebook online at any time through the AOK library in advance of the session using the following step-by-step instructions:
  1. Log into myUMBC
  2. Go to the AOK Library Website
  3. In the AOK OneSearch box, type the book title and press Search
  4. Locate the ebook, and click on the link to Online Access under the descriptive information
There will be two sessions, October 6 and October 7. Please register for ONE session only. Only one session can count toward the ALIT or INNOVATE Certificate programs.

Please click “Going Virtually” below to reserve your seat for this session, and we will send you a Google calendar invitation with a WebEx link one hour before the session. If you register less than an hour before the session, you will receive the WebEx link when you register. Please email fdc@umbc.edu if you have any questions. If you have registered and find that you can no longer attend, please kindly release your spot so that others may attend.

√ Counts toward the ALIT Certificate
§ Counts toward the INNOVATE Certificate

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The Advanced Topics Series
Launched in September 2021!

Sessions in this series are designed to delve deeper into special topics that synthesize multiple research-based ideas for cultivating student learning. During these sessions, faculty and staff colleagues will support your efforts to energize your classroom with classic and cutting-edge pedagogical approaches that will help you to ...
  • Identify how to integrate complex learning science applications into your course design and delivery,
  • Challenge your higher order thinking skills to investigate and assess new ways to foster student success, and
  • Connect and collaborate with colleagues seeking to create exemplary learning exercises and environments  across courses and learning opportunities.
All faculty are welcome to attend, especially those who...
  • aspire to complicate and build on core pedagogical knowledge shared in other FDC programs, or
  • wish to cultivate and apply learning research to innovative, engaging, and effective classroom practices.