Visions of learning (ASLA Online II Conference Preceedings)
Australian School Library Association
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Information Science
Literature circles can be used across a range of levels to encourage young people to read widely, to become proactive and discerning readers, and to develop higher-order literacy skills. Transferring this methodology into an online environment allows teachers and teacher librarians to work together to create additional opportunities for students to develop information literacy, communication and teamwork skills while developing technology skills in a relevant context. The online literature circles module is designed to create a seamless, student-centred learning environment that encourages the development of literacy skills and a reading culture across the school.