Go Open, Go Digital: Improving Comprehension in Digital Reading


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  • Dawn Hawley, Bellingham Technical College
  • Traci Taylor, Bellingham Technical College
  • Jane Blume, Bellingham Technical College


The use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and digital-only collections is increasing in colleges and libraries, but research has determined that people read slower and with poorer comprehension when reading online. Through a Faculty Learning Community at a two-year college, librarians and subject faculty are researching whether targeted instruction or different digital mediums improve comprehension.


Posted in 2015 Virtual Poster Session.

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