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PISA 2009 Results: Students On Line

Digital Technologies and Performance (Volume VI)

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This sixth volume of PISA 2009 results explores students’ use of information technologies to learn. For PISA 2009, the framework for reading literacy has been developed to encompass reading electronic texts. This has led to an expansion of the description of text types to take account of the electronic environment, as well as a redefinition of the aspects of reading, to embrace, for example, the requirement for integration of information from multiple unrelated texts, as well as other features. The PISA 2009 reading framework and the assessment instrument together provide an operational definition and description of the distinctive structures and types of both text and task that constitute electronic reading, allowing an exploration of factors that contribute to difficulty. PISA 2009 therefore provides an opportunity to investigate electronic reading on a large scale. This book presents some initial findings.

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Context of the PISA Digital Reading Assessment

Computer use has grown exponentially since the invention of the microcomputer three decades ago; as of mid-2010, almost one-third of the world’s population uses the Internet. Digital technologies have changed the ways texts are produced and displayed; and those changes have had an impact on how students read. This chapter focuses on how new kinds of texts have transformed reading.

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