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Evaluating the Usability of Educational Websites for Children

By Shiva Naidu Summary: This study examined the usability of educational websites for children. Children ages 7 – 11 performed seven search tasks with one of three websites. Overall, participants, especially those less than 10 years of age were not

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The Role of Interactivity in Web-Based Educational Material

By Laurie Brady Summary: The effect of interactivity within an educational website was examined regarding learning outcomes, website satisfaction, and student time-on-task. The participants consisted of 72 seventh grade students from 5 classrooms. Each participant was randomly assigned to use

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The Effects of Line Length on Children and Adults’ Online Reading Performance

By Michael Bernard, Marissa Fernandez, & Spring Hull Adults, as well as children these days often read an extensive amount of information online. For example, of the 25-to-34-years-old age group, it is reported that 25 percent read online newspapers, compared

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Which Fonts Do Children Prefer to Read Online?

By Michael Bernard, Melissa Mills, Talissa Frank, & Jan McKown Children today are reading large amounts of text on computer screens, either in the classroom or for leisure. In fact, currently there is a drive to supplement or even replace

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