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Text Spacing Considerations For Children's On-Screen Reading
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, University of Waikato, New Zealand

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This investigation seeks to uncover the insights of three integral and inter-related participants in the creation and use of on-screen reading material for children’s learning. This is an effort to discover what factors are perceived to influence children’s comprehension. Through a design-analyse-refine methodology this researcher discusses a series of typographical considerations relating to space which bear further empirical investigation in the literature. This methodology involved discussion of ideas garnered from four experts. The results of each iteration of the experiment influenced further refinement of the ideas until suitable conclusions were able to be developed by the writer. Testing materials in this experiment adjusted variables for visual separation, including margins, separation of image and type, as well as line spacing, letter spacing and word spacing.

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Vanderschantz, N. (2008). Text Spacing Considerations For Children's On-Screen Reading. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1609-1616). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 19, 2019 from .

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    Nicholas Vanderschantz, University of Waikato, New Zealand

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 807–813

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