Using Technologies to Improve Reading Ability

Abstract

The application of technologies, particularly Moodle, to the so-called "traditional classroom" has transformed teaching, resulting in a new methodology, blended learning. Through it, students can be empowered to become more autonomous learners, while instructors can control aspects of the reading process that were formerly impossible. This presentation will provide step-by-step details of how to integrate technology into reading short stories using online speed reading, standard computer software and Moodle. Understanding the latest technologies teachers will be better equipped to help students improve and increase their control over reading processes. I will also demonstrate that by adding the Moodle e-learning dimension to the typical classroom experience, teachers can ensure that even weak learners will spend more time reading.



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Gregg McNabb, Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Paper Information
Conference: ACTC2013
Stream: Technology in the Classroom

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