Keene, S., & Davey, B. (1987). Effects of computer-presented text on LD adolescents’ reading behaviors . Learning Disability Quarterly , 10 (4), 283–290. https://doi.org/10.2307/1510602
Keene, S., & Davey, B. (1987). Effects of computer-presented text on LD adolescents’ reading behaviors. Learning Disability Quarterly, 10(4), 283–290. https://doi.org/10.2307/1510602
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Students read two lengthy expository passages about animals either from print (n=26) or from a computer screen (n=25). While reading, students were encouraged to use one of six reading strategies to help them comprehend the material.
Participants included 36 male and 15 female students with learning disabilities in grades 9-12.
Several measures were administered: 14 post-passage questions, each with 4 possible options; A strategy checklist (6 items); An attitude checklist (3 items on usefulness, enjoyment, repetition). Task completion time was also measured.
Students performed equally well with either the computer or the printed page. Students reported looking back on the passage more frequently with the computer screen. Students spent the same amount of time in both conditions. Students wanted to repeat the task more in the computer condition than in the printed page condition.