From 2018-2020, Research in Online Literacy Education (ROLE), a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the GSOLE as part of its Online Literacies Open Resource (OLOR), also published reviews of books and technologies related to online literacy education. Newer reviews will be added under the OLOR Reviews series hosted on this page.
OLOR book reviews provide new information on traditional literacy, evolving literacies, digital pedagogies, and/or intersections from related disciplines. Your audience will be instructors who are looking for ways to enhance their knowledge of digital literacies in online education settings. Ideally, you will be reviewing a book that you think makes a valuable contribution to understandings of digital literacies.
If you have discovered a recent book that you think is relevant to GSOLE’s mission, please let us know. If you want to contribute a review but have no specific book in mind, let us know your interests, and we will suggest a book.
If you are interested in doing a book review for OLOR, please contact us at <email@example.com>, with "Book Review Query" as the subject line.
Dr. Beatrice Mendez Newman is Professor in rhetoric/composition/literacy at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, one of the largest Hispanic Serving Institutions in the country. Her scholarship reflects the translingual, bicultural, rhetorically rich environment of the region. Additionally, she has published articles in The English Journal and HETS Online Journal on students’ learning agility in online settings. As a certified teacher in Texas with supplemental certification in ESL, she has written several study guides for teacher certification exams in Texas. In 2019, she received UTRGV’s Excellence in Online and Hybrid Teaching and Learning award. A special strand of Beatrice’s research has been collaboration with a high school history teacher on disciplinary literacy and high school to college intersections of learning, the results published in The English Journal and presented at national and regional conferences. Beatrice is an extremely active member of NCTE, serving as a reviewer in CAEP accreditation and judge in the National Achievement Awards in Writing and REALM—Recognizing Excellence in Art & Literary Magazines. In summer 2020, Beatrice was privileged to be named to The English Journal Editorial Review Board.