Annual Holder Lecture to Address iPad Influence on Reading and Writing

  • Joan Hughes
  • Joan Hughes

Joan Hughes, associate professor of learning technologies at the University of Texas-Austin, will discuss iPad-supported reading and writing practices when she delivers the annual Holder Lecture on Thursday, April 23.

Her lecture, "Emergent Research Perspectives on iPad-Supported Reading and Writing Practices," begins at 3:30 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

Hughes' research and teaching examines technology integration in teacher preparation programs and K-12 schools. She studies how teachers and K-12 students use technologies in and outside the classroom for content learning and how school leaders support classroom technology integration.

The Holder Lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

The Kenneth R. Holder Lecture was established by members of the Department of English in memory of Dr. Kenneth R. Holder, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of English. The lecture features a scholar in the field of language, English education or composition theory.