Greater understanding of spacing needs for children’s eye movements during on-screen reading is required
Vanderschantz, N. (2009). Greater Understanding of Spacing Needs for Children’s Eye Movements during On-Screen Reading is Required. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009 (pp. 807-813). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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This paper endeavors to consolidate current knowledge and empirical research concerning the use of typography for children’s on-screen reading. This paper is not intended as a full literature review, but attempts to raise awareness of the areas required for future investigation. This evaluation indicates a significant gap in the literature of children’s on-screen reading and proposes a need for further investigations in typographical spacing. These future studies need to objectively consider children’s eye movements and the effect of screen based text presentation on children’s comprehension.
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