Teresa Dobson

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YouTube is one of the largest databases in the world, providing informative and entertaining video to millions of users around the globe. It is also becoming an important source of homework assistance to young people as they supplement their learning practices with user-generated tutorials on a range of topics. This poster presents our ongoing work in this(More)
It has often been observed that Alice Munro is a master of narrative complexity. “The love of a good woman”, in particular, is a story that challenges conventional notions of structure in short fiction through digression or deferral, discontinuity, layering, and so on. Ross (2002) rightly observes that conventional theories of reading fail to get at the(More)
What is literally digital about literacy today is how much of what is read and written has been electronically conveyed as binary strings of one and zeros, before appearing as letters, words, numbers, symbols, and images on the screens and pages of our literate lives. This digital aspect of literacy, invisible to the naked eye, is the very currency that(More)
We describe the design of several new forms of interactive 3D visualizations, to be used in teaching the concept of plot in fiction. Conventional approaches to teaching plot tend to rely on a Victorian visualization known as Freytag’s Pyramid, which is well suited to a certain range of material but is not appropriate for all fiction currently being(More)
Four years ago I was invited to develop and teach a course addressing some aspect of literacy and technology within the context of a Master of Educational Technology program. I came to the project with experience in web development and an established research program in digital literacy, but with little first-hand experience of e-learning from an(More)