Changes in reading strategies as a function of reading training: A comparison of live and computerized training

Joseph P. Magliano, Stacey Todaro, Keith Millis, Katja Wiemer-Hastings, H. Joyce Kim, Danielle S. McNamara

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the relative effectiveness of live (SERT) and computer-based (iSTART) reading strategy training. Prior to and after training, participants read scientific texts and self-explained after each sentence. They also answered comprehension questions. Students showed improvement in the quality of their self-explanations and in the performance on the comprehension questions as a function of both live and computer-based training. However, there were some differences in response to iSTART training as a function of reading skill. Specifically, less skilled readers improved their performance on text-based questions, but not bridging questions. The opposite was found for skilled readers. These results indicate that computer-based, reading-skills training is effective, but different readers may improve at different levels of comprehension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-208
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Educational Computing Research
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 20 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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