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Children Using Technology Have Better Literacy Skills

December 3rd, 2009 12:03 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

eldavojohn writes “A UK study of three thousand children aged nine to sixteen suggests something that may not come as a shock to geeks: using technology increases a child’s core literary skills. As Researcher Obvious put it, ‘The more forms of communications children use the stronger their core literary skills.’ And for those of us worried about a world of ‘tl;dr’ and ‘Y U H8n?’ the research claims that ‘text speech’ does not damage literacy. The biggest shortcoming of this research is that it appears the children graded their own writing in that their methodology was an online survey designed to ask the children which technology they use and then follow up with asking them how well they write to determine which children have better literacy skills.”

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