The effects of reading mode (digital vs printed text) on reading comprehension: A literature review of the key assessment factors

Aisha Al-Sulaimi, Hafidh Al Shihi

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Abstract

The technological advancements are rapidly disrupting our lives and causing a wide technology adoption gap between older and younger people. When it comes to reading modes (Printed-text vs Digital), researches show discrepancy in results and preferences among generations. Reading comprehension is always seen as a pivotal subject in any reading process or task. This paper aims to examine the key assessment factors to be considered to assess the impacts of reading modes on reading comprehension. Several factors and methodologies were observed that span across several disciplines like neuroscience, brain research, instructional and learning technologies, human computer interactions, information technology among others. In this paper, only the common and most frequently used factors were selected and described, namely reader's attention, reading speed, reading workload, and reading preference.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessbility, ICTA 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Volume2017-December
ISBN (Electronic)9781538644607
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 10 2018
Event6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessbility, ICTA 2017 - Muscat, Oman
Duration: Dec 19 2017Dec 21 2017

Other

Other6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessbility, ICTA 2017
CountryOman
CityMuscat
Period12/19/1712/21/17

Keywords

  • digital reading
  • digital text
  • reading comprehension
  • reading technology
  • screen reading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Information Systems
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Al-Sulaimi, A., & Al Shihi, H. (2018). The effects of reading mode (digital vs printed text) on reading comprehension: A literature review of the key assessment factors. In 2017 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessbility, ICTA 2017 (Vol. 2017-December, pp. 1-6). [8336053] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTA.2017.8336053