Madara Mason

Madara Mason's hats include painter, graphic designer, Instructional Designer, faculty educator, English Instructor, food blogger, and Oxford Comma Aficionado. If she's not in front of an easel, she's in front of a screen, or in front of a classroom. Her motto is "If you're not having fun, you're probably doing it wrong."

The Digital Eye: Reading in the New Classroom


Dr. Stanley’s CITE project will slow down, zoom in, and get up close to reading processes in order to enable more critical literacy practices from advanced students enrolled in English 485: Teaching Composition in the Schools. The project uses an eyetracker to record how students process information related to the course. The results will be used to shape the course content of English 111: Introduction to Academic Writing.

Potential Benefits

This project will:

  • Engage upper division students in understanding their own reading and writing processes and those of their future students.
  • Determine the boundaries of voluntary data gathering in the classroom as a primary source of information.
  • Serve as a shaping mechanism for curriculum in lower-division University writing courses.
  • Demonstrate an innovative mechanism of understanding student interactions with new media reading material and how it interacts with their writing choices.