Academic journal article Journal of College Reading and Learning

Note from the Editorial Team

Academic journal article Journal of College Reading and Learning

Note from the Editorial Team

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In this issue of the Journal of College Reading and Learning (JCRL), a recurring theme involves challenging the traditional boundaries of our field.

To begin, we would like to introduce a new section of JCRL: the Editor's Interview. This new section is initiated with International Perspectives, which focuses on expanding our field's borders by exploring perspectives on developmental education from around the globe. Each iteration of the Editor's Interview that has an International Perspectives focus will concentrate on a developmental education professional from a different locale in order to briefly introduce JCRL readers to the higher education system in that country, as well as the purpose and role of developmental education within that system. In this inaugural interview, Eric Paulson has interviewed Supplemental Instruction expert Mariaan Klopper from North- West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Next up is "Digital Literacies in Multiuser Virtual Environments among College-Level Developmental Readers" by Melissa L. Burgess, Debra P. Price, and David C. Caverly. In this article, the authors describe a study that examined the digital literacy skills of students in developmental reading courses. As the authors remind us, online platforms are more and more commonly incorporated in higher education as the traditional brick-and-mortar boundaries continue to be pushed. However, digital literacy skills cannot be assumed for either students or educators; the authors' findings therefore promote informed conversations about reading and learning in online environments.

The next article, by Cathy W. Leist, Mark A. Woolwine, and Cathy L. Bays, aims to push typical disciplinary boundaries by bridging Richard Paul and Linda Elder's work on critical thinking with reading intervention courses in "The Effects of Using a Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric to Assess Undergraduate Students' Reading Skills. …

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