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From reading printed text to digital reading: a new challenge for primary education


Abstract


Interest in digital reading has recently increased following release of the report entitled “PISA 2009 Results: Students On Line”. What do we mean by digital reading? How is reading digital media distinct from reading text on paper? What are the implications as far as teaching is concerned? In this paper we start by addressing these questions and then present a project based on the theoretical and operational insights that can be derived from the current state of research. The aim of this project, which is still in the experimental phase, is to foster and assess the development of digital reading skills among pupils attending primary school, a period of time considered critical for developing literacy skills.

Keywords

Digital Reading; Assessment; Primary School; Educational Technology; Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL); Digital Literacy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17471/2499-4324/121

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Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) | ISSN (print) 2532-4632 | ISSN (online) 2532-7720