Share Paper: A Comparison of Sixth Grade Students’ Reading Comprehension on Two Different Digital Formats

  1. M. Betul Yilmaz, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
  2. Feza Orhan, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
  3. Tuba Ugras, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
  4. Selda Kayak, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Thursday, June 26 11:35-11:55 AM B3107

Abstract: Digital native students, as opposed to digital immigrants, do more reading on digital environments than on printed environments. The aim of this study was to learn whether reading comprehension, the key factor for learning, would be affected by this change of environment, and whether appropriate text formats for digital natives would give desired results. This study examined whether the reading comprehension levels of sixth graders who read various kinds of academic texts differed based on the text format. 113 students participated in the study whose reading comprehension skills were determined by IOWA test. Four texts in three different disciplines were ...