Marginalia in Modern Learning Contexts

Marginalia in Modern Learning Contexts

Alan J. Reid (Coastal Carolina University, USA)
Release Date: November, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 250
ISBN13: 9781522571834|ISBN10: 1522571833|EISBN13: 9781522571841|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7183-4


Although reading can be regarded as an isolated and private endeavor, the white space in the margins of a printed book or the comments section at the end of an online article can provide a welcomed space for interaction. Annotation and marginalia share similar meanings: a reader’s contribution to a text, which might consist of alphabetic, image, and video content. While it has always been more common to think of this strategy in the context of a student and a textbook, it is being more widely used through online communications, such as commenting on, “liking,” and sharing social media posts. The behaviors of readers as they engage with a text says a lot about their involvement, interest, and intentions.

Marginalia in Modern Learning Contexts is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of interaction between readers and texts through digital means such as commenting or physical annotation such as writing in the margins of a book and how these strategies can be applied in educational settings. While highlighting topics including social annotation, teacher education, and technological expertise, this book is ideally designed for educators, administrators, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on digital and physical annotation methods and strategies and their applications in educational environments.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration
  • Concept Maps
  • Constructive Interaction
  • Marginal Syllabus
  • Multimodal Assignments
  • Public Online Discussions
  • Reflective Practice
  • Social Annotation
  • Sociopolitical Texts
  • Summarization
  • Teacher Education
  • Technological Expertise
  • Web Annotation

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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