Readability is a simple tool that ‘makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around’ what you’re reading.
Check out how it works:
Great, definitely a useful tool but what interests me is the opportunity it offers English teachers to explore how ‘Readability’ (and similar technologies) change the nature of the meaning of the text. I am sure Marshall McLuhan would have enjoyed this tool. We have been teaching students to analyse the structure of a text for a long time in classrooms; now we can play around with this idea online.
What examples can you find that illustrate this point?
Hat tip: Bud the Teacher