Professors Cope and Kalantzis' new software, Scholar, aimed at transforming literacy education

by The College of Education   /   Oct 02, 2012

OCTOBER 2, 2012, UI NEWS BUREAU, CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sharita Forrest — Today’s teachers face classrooms of students who cut their teeth using electronic communications, and two education scholars at the University of Illinois have just released both a software application and a new book that they believe will profoundly change the teaching of literacy for this technology-savvy group and generations to come.

Scholar, the software application, is a Web-based social media environment for writing and assessment developed by an interdisciplinary research team led by education professors Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis, who is also the dean of the College of Education.

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