I have extended research experience in digital reading ever since the emergence of the hypertext paradigm (Rouet, Levonen, Dillon & Spiro, 1996). I am much interested in the E-Read project’s objective to develop an integrated assessment framework for digital reading skills.
In addition, one of my research interests is in chidren’s acquisition of reading comprehension strategies, especially as they apply to question-answering from printed and digital texts, including multiple texts. Question-answering requires readers to flexibly scan texts and to identify and focus on relevant passages based on content cues such as headers. I examine the contribution of several component skills (e.g., decoding, but also metacognition and strategy knowledge) to effective search and question answering from printed and digital texts in developing readers between the ages of 8 and 13. As such, I will contribute to WG2′ objective to examine the influence of digital media on children’s acquisition of reading literacy skills.