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Brown, Sally – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This year-long qualitative study draws from multimodal theory and New Literacies Studies to document the digital literacy experiences of a diverse group of 2nd-graders using e-readers. Twenty-first century classrooms must expand traditional notions of literacy to prepare students for the ever-changing, media-rich world. Students participated in…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Picture Books
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Wright, Sandra; Fugett, April; Caputa, Francine – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
The advancements of technology have led to the use of electronic reading systems for digital text. Research indicates similarities and differences in reading performance and comprehension in digital formats compared to paper formats. This study compared vocabulary understanding and reading comprehension scores from two reading sources (electronic…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Resources, Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension