This course is discontinued

UV9915V1 – New literacies: Reading and learning with Internet technologies

Course content

The course will address and discuss theoretical, empirical, and methodological issues in research on students’ reading and learning with Internet technologies: Are current theories of text comprehension and text based learning able to comprise the competencies needed by learners within the context of Internet reading? How can digital literacy be measured – and how do such competencies predict learning? Can efficient and skilled Internet reading be taught and learned?

Organiser: NATED’s Track 1

Responsible: Professor Øistein Anmarkrud, Department of Special Needs Education

Key Lecturer: Professor Donald Leu, University of Connecticut, USA

In addition, some members of the TextDIM research group and PhD students enrolled in the National Graduate School in Educational Research (NATED) will give presentations followed by comments and discussion.


PhD-candidates enrolled in NATED will be given priority, but it is also possible for other PhD-candidates to apply for the course.

Candidates admitted to a PhD-program at UiO: Apply by using Studentweb.

Other applicants: Apply through registration form for external applicants.

Deadline for registration: May 8, 2015.



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Duration: 12 hours over two days.

Dates and hours: May 20: 10:00-16:00, May 21: 9:00-15:00

Room: Helga Eng’s House, May 20: Room U31, May 21: Room 231


1 credit point for course participation (80 % attendance required).
3 credit points for course participation and submitted paper.

Submission of paper (8 – 10 pages): The deadline for submission is August 10, 2015.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

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