ERIC Number: ED402545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
The Effects of Informed Strategy Training and Computer Mediated Text on Comprehension Monitoring and Reading Comprehension.
Dehn, Milton J.
A study examined whether informed training and computer mediated text improved reading comprehension levels, whether computer mediated text is effective when it is preceded by informed strategy training, and whether informed strategy training leads to higher levels of metacognitive awareness and more frequent use of computer assistance options. Subjects were 90 fifth through seventh graders in an upper midwestern school. After the experimental group received informed strategy training via computer assisted instruction, experimentals and controls read computer mediated texts with or without computer assistance options. Results indicated that subjects who received informed strategy training had significantly higher levels of metacognitive awareness and significantly higher levels of computer option use. However, neither informed strategy training nor computer mediated text led to higher on-line or post-intervention reading comprehension levels. (Contains 88 references and 4 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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