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Self-regulated learning through writing on computers: Consequences for reading comprehension.

Swalander, Lena LU and Folkesson, Anne-Marie (2007) In Computers in Human Behavior 23(5). p.2488-2508
Abstract
The overall aim for the present study was to analyze the consequences for reading ability among the children of a computer supported self-regulated learning environment in grade two. By means of a quasi-experimental design in a natural setting, an experimental group (n=39) was compared to a control group from a national sample (n=3409) on reading comprehension. The statistical analyses showed that the experimental group achieved better on reading comprehension both as a group (p<.001) as well as girls (p<.001) and boys (p<.05) separately. The proportion of high achievers was higher, and the proportion of low achievers was lower in the experimental group. In order to explain the level of reading comprehension in the experimental... (More)
The overall aim for the present study was to analyze the consequences for reading ability among the children of a computer supported self-regulated learning environment in grade two. By means of a quasi-experimental design in a natural setting, an experimental group (n=39) was compared to a control group from a national sample (n=3409) on reading comprehension. The statistical analyses showed that the experimental group achieved better on reading comprehension both as a group (p<.001) as well as girls (p<.001) and boys (p<.05) separately. The proportion of high achievers was higher, and the proportion of low achievers was lower in the experimental group. In order to explain the level of reading comprehension in the experimental group Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) was used. The main explanatory factor for reading comprehension was writing with @b=.44. As a tentative conclusion it was suggested that the extended writing in combination with the self-regulated learning environment can promote reading comprehension in grade two, whereas home literacy had no impact on reading comprehension in this context. (Less)
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  author       = {Swalander, Lena and Folkesson, Anne-Marie},
  issn         = {0747-5632},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {2488--2508},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Computers in Human Behavior},
  title        = {Self-regulated learning through writing on computers: Consequences for reading comprehension.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2006.04.003},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2007},
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