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Co-reading: investigating collaborative group reading / Jennifer Pearson; Tom Owen; Harold Thimbleby; George R. Buchanan

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Swansea University Authors: Jennifer, Pearson, Tom, Owen

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DOI (Published version): 10.1145/2232817.2232876

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Collaborative reading, or co-reading as we call it, is ubiquitous; it occurs, for instance, in classrooms, book-clubs, and in less coordinated ways through mass media. While individual digital reading has been the subject of much investigation, research into co-reading is scarce. We report a two-pha...

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Published: 2012
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa19251
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Abstract: Collaborative reading, or co-reading as we call it, is ubiquitous; it occurs, for instance, in classrooms, book-clubs, and in less coordinated ways through mass media. While individual digital reading has been the subject of much investigation, research into co-reading is scarce. We report a two-phase field study of group reading to identify an initial set of user requirements. A co-reading interface is then designed that facilitates the coordination of group reading by providing temporary `Point-out' markers to indicate specific locations within documents. A user study compared this new system with collaborative reading on paper, with a positive outcome; the differences in user behavior between paper and the new interface reveal intriguing insights into user needs and the potential benefits of digital media for co-reading.
College: College of Science
Start Page: 325