Computer-assisted reading: Why and how

Most of young people's voluntary reading now takes place on a computer screen, across a wide variety of situations and contexts, with one exception: reading in school. Teachers and institutions are inclined to resist this tendency, but there are good reasons for instead going along with it and building on its possibilities. This course will first make the case for computer-assisted extensive reading, then introduce language practitioners to a number of learning technologies that can be integrated into onscreen reading, and finally give hands on practice in developing suites of tailor-made "resource assisted" reading activities.