Adaptive Reading: A Design of Reading Browser with Dynamic Alternative Text Multimedia Dictionaries for the Text Reading Difficulty Readers

  • Chi Nung Chu
  • Yao-Ming Yeh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)


The effectiveness of reading comprehension on a Reading Browser with Dynamic Alternative Text Multimedia Dictionaries was explored in this paper. Students with text decoding difficulty (N=62) were randomly assigned to one of three modes: auditory mode, pictorial mode, 5 full functions mode. A quasi-experimental design was used to measure reading comprehension. Although differences were not significant among all of the modes, the findings indicate that all modes of Reading Browser with Dynamic Alternative Text Multimedia Dictionaries were successful in promoting reading.


Reading Browser with Dynamic Alternative Text Multimedia Dictionaries Text Decoding Difficulty Adaptive reading Mode 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chi Nung Chu
    • 1
  • Yao-Ming Yeh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management of Information SystemChina University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.Information & Computer EducationNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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