Title

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

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

AUC: Apple Computer Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

School of 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. conference website 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.

 
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