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Monica Bulger

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 If the new form of literacy for the information age is the ability to manage, process, and filter multiple documents from multiple modes and sources, what types of cognitive skills do readers need? Access to information is no longer a problem, instead the challenge lies in distilling meaning. 

- Beyond Search: A Skill Set for Online Literacy





Monica Bulger is a Ph.D. candidate in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education’s Language, Literacy, and Composition program. Her research interests include educational technologies, online reading, and student engagement. The majority of her research focuses on pedagogically sound methods of using technologies as learning tools. For her dissertation research, she is examining the cognitive strategies students use when gathering online information to complete academic assignments. She is an NSF IGERT in Digital Multimedia fellow and graduate researcher with the Transliteracies Project and Center for Information Technology and Society. Before joining Transliteracies, she taught technical and scientific writing for five years in the UCSB Writing Program.


Links: Monica's blog | Technology in Education Research Initiative | NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program in Interactive Digital Multimedia | The Hands-On Handbook: A Guide to Teaching Writing in the UCSB Writing Program | South Coast Writing Project | Beyond Search: a Preliminary Skill Set for Online Reading (Research Paper)




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