Topic for 1/15/12 #storyappchat: Dr. Heather Schugar & Co.

#storyappchat topic badgeWe are pleased to welcome a panel of literacy experts for this Sunday’s (January 15, 2012) #storyappchat:

Dr. Heather Schugar, Dr. Jordan Schugar, Dr. Chris Penny, and Dr. Carol Smith are a team of researchers from West Chester University in West Chester, PA, USA who have spent the last two years exploring eReading on eReaders. Their research began with a series of studies examining college students’ comprehension of eTexts in English and Literacy courses, and more recently has begun to explore middle grade readers’ decoding, comprehension, and fluency when reading story apps vs. traditional print texts.

Dr. Heather Schugar (@diaperedknights) is an Assistant Professor of Literacy at WCU. Her research focuses on eReading comprehension and informational text comprehension for students in grades pre-K through 12. She has published numerous journal articles and contributed to several books on these topics.

Dr. Jordan Schugar (@jschugar) is an Adjunct Professor of English at WCU. His research focuses on eReading comprehension/study skills, as well as with metaphor in English classroom. He has published in academic journals on these topics.

Dr. Chris Penny (@chrispenny) is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, and Associate Professor of Secondary and Professional Education at WCU. He has actively researched and published in the areas of educational technology.

Dr. Carol Smith (@carolsmith2006) is an Assistant Professor of Literacy at WCU. She has an active research agenda in digital literacies and global learning via information communication technologies and has published numerous journal articles in these areas.

Please plan to join us and this distinguished panel THIS Sunday (1/15/12). The fun ramps up at 9:00 p.m. EST/6:00 p.m. PST!

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