Development of an Information System to Enhance Students Reading Literacy

Paul Picher, Martin Ebner

Abstract


The research study at hand aims to answer the question, whether an innovative information system can be implemented that will help to enhance reading literacy of elementary pupils.
Based on predefined reading tests this web-based system evaluates the reading literacy of pupils. It consists of two primary parts; the system that creates and evaluates such reading tests and the test platform itself.
In order to assess the system a field test was conducted. Therefore it was tested in two school classes. In the course of this study reading tests were carried out and retrieved data and results were evaluated.
Despite some minor usability problems, the system performed very well. The test system delivered good estimations of the reading capabilities of single pupils and classes. Of special interest is the system’s analysis of the created reading tests since the system is capable of evaluating reading test according to their difficulty

Keywords


reading literacy; learning analytics; Technology Enhanced Learning; iPad

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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