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.
Recent Additions to OLOR Reviews
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.
Angela Laflen--OLOR Reviews Assistant Editor
Associate Professor in English at California State University
Angela Laflen, Associate Professor of English at California State University in Sacramento, has published extensively in topics relevant to digital literacy. Her work has appeared in several collections, including Multimodal Composition: Faculty Development Programs (Routledge, 2022) and Institutional Change and Literacy in an Age of Misinformation and Disinformation (Parlor, 2021). She is author of Confronting Visuality in Multi-Ethnic Women’s Literature (Palgrave Macmillan; 2014), which in the words of one reviewer “offers literary scholars and teachers alike the prospect of grappling with the power of visuality in the current and future digital ages.” Angela is also on the editorial board of WAC’s CompPile.
Moira Connelly--OLOR Reviews Assistant Editor
Associate Professor in English at Pellissippi State Community College
Moira Connelly, Associate Professor in English at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, TN, has been teaching first-year college writing for more than a decade. She values teaching students skills, such as digital literacy, that allow them to have more control over their futures. She has written numerous book reviews for journals including Pedagogy, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and Composition Studies.