The internet continues to promise to be the answer to all our reading and information needs.
An article in this weekends
Melbourne Age summarises
some recent research from New Zealand's (Wellington) Victoria University.
The study by Hooper and
Herath reinforce previous studies which identifies people read differently, comprehend
less, recall less and concentrate differently when reading online.
Interestingly, it identifies
people still commonly print off items they think are important.
It reported people actually
expect to be interrupted when reading online.
Read their full article here
Think about the people
who have low literacy now. Read my other blogs from October 2013 for a discussion
on the demographics and incidence of low literacy, both for Australia and internationally. How do these people
access the internet, and stay informed?
Talk to Cathy about how to
improve the readability and content of your web information and websites.
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Hooper, Val and Herath, Channa, "Is Google Making Us Stupid? The Impact
of the Internet on Reading Behaviour" (2014). BLED 2014 Proceedings.