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Kiili, Carita; Leu, Donald J.; Marttunen, Miika; Hautala, Jarkko; Leppänen, Paavo H. T. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
This study assessed the ability of 426 students (ages 12-13) to critically evaluate two types of online locations on health issues: an academic resource and a commercial resource. The results indicated limited evaluation abilities, especially for the commercial resource, and only a small, partial association with prior stance and offline reading…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Early Adolescents, Critical Reading, Health
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Kiili, Carita – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2013
This study explored how the construction of an argument graph promotes students' collaborative online reading compared to note-taking. Upper secondary school students ("n"?=?76) worked in pairs. The pairs were asked to search for and read source material on the Web for a joint essay and either construct an argument graph or take notes…
Descriptors: Reading, Secondary School Students, Cooperation, Graphs
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Kiili, Carita; Laurinen, Leena; Marttunen, Miika; Leu, Donald J. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2012
This study examines how students in Finland (16-18 years of age) constructed meaning and knowledge in a collaborative online reading situation. Student pairs (n = 19) were asked to write a joint essay on a controversial issue. First, the pairs discussed the topic freely to activate their prior knowledge. Next, they gathered source material on the…
Descriptors: Profiles, Prior Learning, Interaction, Foreign Countries