This session will be recorded.
Recently completed research on Computer Science textbooks provides strong indication that the more text students are confronted with, the less time they spend reading. Scalable active learning is a likely solution. We will present data collected using modern digital textbooks showing students read at a higher rate (800 wpm) when presented with lengthier passages of text (600+ words), when compared to reading rate (200 wpm) with shorter passages of text (≤ 200 words).
Upon completing this session, learners will:
• Gain insight on the negative impact that lengthy, wordy text imposes on student reading behavior and, in turn, limits learning.
• Learn the role active learning can play, at scale, to increase retention.
• Become aware of a potential alternative learning resource to standard books to boost student success, particularly in technology & math curriculum.