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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 1 Introduction, Challenges, and Language

Universal literacy, differences between spoken and written language, models of perception and processing, and implications of natural acquisition of reading....
Reading
12 videos (Total 91 min), 1 reading
Video12 videos
Challenges and Possibilities8m
Overview of Language8m
Spoken vs. Written Language9m
Analogous Processes in Speech Perception and Reading8m
Is Speech Perception Special?7m
Critique of Motor Theory8m
Fuzzy Logical Model of Perception7m
Top-Down Influences on Language Processing8m
Neural and Behavioral Development5m
Visual Word Form Area and Critical Periods5m
Implications for Learning to Read Naturally6m
Reading1 reading
Week 1 Overview10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 2 Acquiring Spoken and Written Language

Influences on language learning, iconicity, recognition skills of infants, visual processes in reading, and rapid serial visual processing....
Reading
14 videos (Total 88 min), 2 readings
Video14 videos
Learning Words5m
Multiple Sources of Information Perspective part 16m
Multiple Sources of Information Perspective part 25m
Iconicity4m
Recognition Skills of Infants9m
Acquiring Early Reading Skill6m
Visual Processes that Support Reading7m
Uppercase and Lowercase Letters5m
Fundamental Processes Involved in Reading4m
Tunnel Vision in Reading5m
Eye Movements During Reading7m
Rapid Serial Visual Processing (RSVP)5m
Optimizing RSVP7m
Reading2 readings
Week 2 Overview10m
Iconicity Ratings10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Week 3 Reading, Early Reading, and Technological Innovations

The nature of reading, reading myths, current approaches to teaching reading, demographics of literacy and illiteracy, and technological innovations....
Reading
15 videos (Total 98 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video15 videos
How We Perceive Letters and Words9m
Reading Words5m
Search for Magical Solutions6m
Testing Top-Down Influences6m
Written vs. Spoken Language6m
Traditional View of Learning to Read7m
Views of Reading6m
Learning Written Language4m
Writing and Reading6m
Print Influences in Early Reading5m
Technological Advances4m
Shared Reading Interventions7m
Possible Implementations6m
Potential Impacts of Technology Assisted Reading Acquisition7m
Reading1 reading
Week 3 Overview10m
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Top Reviews

By MSJun 18th 2018

It was a very interesting course that opened up my mind regarding early literacy in children. This new perspective could be a great start for further research on the topic.

By JQAug 5th 2017

The class was both fun and interesting. Thanks so much!

Instructor

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Dr. Dominic William Massaro

Research Professor
Psychology

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