Title

Mark-UP: Facilitating Reading Comprehension through On-Line Collaborative Annotation

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

AUC: Apple Computer Australia

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Communications and Multimedia, Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

2028

Comments

This article was originally published as: McMahon, M. T., & Dunbar, A. J. (2003). Mark-UP: Facilitating reading comprehension through on-line collaborative annotation. Proceedings of Apple University Consortium Academic and Developers Conference: Digital Voyages 2003. (pp. 17-1 - 17-9). Adelaide, SA. AUC: Apple Computer Australia. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper describes the theoretical foundation, design philosophy, and development process for a product to assist in the development of students’ cognitive self-regulatory skills when engaging in reading activities at a tertiary level. Mark-UP is an on-line tool, developed using MySQL and PHP and delivered in an OS X server environment, to facilitate students’ engagement with academic texts. Students annotate, discuss, and add resources to on-line readings within a pedagogical framework of reciprocal teaching, designed to promote metacognition and develop students’ independent skills in reading and understanding academic texts.