by Revian Villa Mangubat
Dr. Adelfa C. Silor of the Department of Professional Education in the College of Education was one of six paper presenters who represented the Philippines in the 2010 Asian Literacy Conference held at Manila Hotel last November 3-5.
The only one from Mindanao, she joined five other Filipino presenters from Luzon. The rest were from Malaysia, Iran, Japan, Indonesia, USA, Thailand, Singapore, and Canada.
The international conference organized by the Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP) on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, in cooperation with the International Reading Association (IRA) and the International Development in Asia Committee (IDAC) of the IRA, dealt with the theme “Literacy Across Cultures: Reading Asia.”
Literacy practitioners and researchers all over Asia met to reflect on contemporary socio-political developments and to develop readings to meet the needs of our diverse cultures.
Silor’s paper entitled “Hypermedia Supports Students’ Reading Comprehension” discussed how the hypermedia software motivates students and increases their control over their learning environment. The paper capsulized the interactive features of hypermedia that enhances the reading abilities of the students.