From Accessing Digital Text to How Learners Interact with Text in Complex Digital Environments

Text access via technology can be cumbersome in many languages. Access limitations may be due to a lack of typographical support for text entry or the complex nature of a text when reading. The complexity of the digital environment can also affect how learners interact with text. We have been working on understanding these barriers and developing technology-enabled techniques for addressing them. I will briefly discuss three projects related to enabling text access in different languages (nehiyawewin, Urdu, and English). I will then present findings from our investigation of how learners manage their reading and other activities in Dreamscape.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

10:30 – 11:00 AM ADT

Dr. Carrie Demmans Epp
Co-Lead, Language Background & Culture Theme
Assistant Professor Dept. of Computing Science, Director EdTeKLA Research Group
University of Alberta