Digital reading

TEACHER: Eliane Segers

The internet is rapidly becoming the main source of information for children when gathering information for school work. Children encounter digital texts, but reading methods in school hardly provide any attention to strategies that may help children deal with these online documents that may contain hyperlinks and multiple media. The theme “digital reading” focuses on individual variation in online reading comprehension, and aims to understand both the cognitive and linguistic factors that impact online reading comprehension, as well as the process of going through the online texts (self-regulation).

A specific line of research in this theme is connected to Go-Lab, in collaboration with Prof. Ton de Jong. Here, we aim to stimulate the reading of the texts in Go-Lab via the addition of gamification elements. The list below presents a few ideas for further research:

  • How are online documents processed and how is this related to reading comprehension?
  • How can students be motivated to read texts in Go-Lab and does this enhance learning?


Digital multimedia reading comprehension

Enhancing reading in Go-Lab