More than one hundred and thirty researchers from more than thirty countries: even the simplest Numbers of network E-READ are impressive – even before it comes to the diversity of institutions, ways of thinking, research approaches and epistemological theories of these scientists, who for four years in a lively exchange, to explore how our Central cultural technique of reading, in one of the largest upheavals to protect and develop, which you in about 5200 years ago, was exposed, in which the person is undetectable and reads.

Fridtjof Küchemann

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Regardless of whether it’s to book historians, or educators, to researchers in the Humanities or the brain researchers is, whether you are working with old sources, or the latest methods that scientists are not of a fundamental insight, the banal would sound like if you knew how controversial it is: you understand digitization as irreversible and, indeed, also promising leap in development. That is, in its consequences incalculable, the scientific discussion with you is so important – and the research network, with its many voices, languages and approaches so interesting: open-minded and unbiased, carefully and from multiple perspectives, a balanced voice, a choir of criers rather, in addition to the market of technology companies, in addition to the adverse Warnrufern, the claim, the company, the business location, the country would be left behind if we not in a moment all the supposed laws and Commandments, the digitisation of child and in addition to those on the other side, the preference for the loved one still has the plugs that keep the Internet for the work of the devil and of the time of mourn, in the paper, the only viable method was to save the Written.

the digitisation offers many opportunities not only in the processing, publication and dissemination of texts, but also, for example, to make it easier for people with reading difficulties access to a source of information, the remains of the omnipresence of audiovisual in Spite of essential. The better the Material, the programs and equipment are tailored to the needs and preferences of the Individual, the more learning, easier to read, for example, functional illiterates. This does not mean, however, that for all beginner readers in elementary school, the screen is the ideal entry-level medium. The so often called for rapid changes in digital learning environments for all children and will influence their Reading and learning ability. If the researchers find, the reckless Transition to digital learning environments could lead to a delay in the development of the child’s reading comprehension and critical thinking, one must distinguish these research-based warning of digital pessimistic assertions that have no basis except for diffuse discomfort.

Concrete demands for specific knowledge

as tempting As generalizations seem to be just in the digitisation discussion: you lead to polarization, on the one hand, the connection to the impressive level of development and a large development potential lost threatens to go – and on the other hand, however, the rear handle on Reading, for we know not, as yet, no reliable, transferable process to apply on screens, on all digital devices, from desktop computer to Smartphone. The in-depth reading with its highest level of understanding and empathy, recording, connectivity and application readiness – at least in the case of expository texts, especially under time pressure, regardless of age and setting the reader on the digitisation – on screens is more difficult than on paper. This is one of the key findings from four years of research work.