Hobbs Honored by International Reading Association

Renee Hobbs received the 2011 Computers in Reading Research Award from the Technology in Literacy Education Special Interest Group (TILE-SIG) at the annual International Reading Association (IRA) conference on May 9 in Orlando, Florida. "This award is given by the TILE-SIG to honor reading researchers who have made a significant contribution to research related to classroom literacy instruction and technology integration," said Julie Coiro, chair of the special interest group.

Hobbs is the author of numerous books on media literacy, including Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning (Corwin 2010, $28.95 paperback). One of the nation's leading authorities on media literacy education, she is a professor at the School of Communications at Temple University and the founder of the Media Education Lab.

Her newest book is Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Culture and Classroom (Corwin, July 2011, $33.95 paperback), which offers real-life examples of teachers who incorporate media literacy education into the curriculum through creative uses of mass media, popular culture, and online social media. As recipient of the Computers in Reading Research Award, Hobbs will speak at the 2012 IRA annual conference in Chicago.