The Hidden Value in BooksSeptember 12, 2009 at 2:30 am | Posted in uncategorized | 19 Comments
We talked yesterday about reading being a mentally active experience. However, unless some form of dialogue occurs between readers, then thoughts, ideas, and challenges to the text remain hidden.
…blew the book open into a series of conversations; every paragraph could spawn its own discussion forum for readers.
In the past you may have participated in classroom discussions about assigned readings, but those discussions had to be scheduled to fit the constraints of the class time. Often initial thoughts and ideas become lost or diluted. With anytime, anywhere conversations, whether you are commenting on sites using CommentPress, tracking comments with CoComment or highlighting and annotating sites using Diigo, the hidden value of the reader becomes visible to everyone.
What is the future of reading and how do you imagine it in and beyond the classroom?